Kelly Rowland to return to X Factor?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 March 2012
Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland could be set to make a sensational return to the 'X Factor' judging panel

Kelly Rowland could be set to make a sensational return to 'The X Factor'.

The former Destiny's Child singer - who appeared alongside Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow on last year's panel - is said to have impressed show boss Simon Cowell with her straight-talking attitude.

An insider said: "It seems to be taken as read that Kelly is not coming back but that is wrong. Simon Cowell and executive producer Richard Holloway were very pleased with her on last year's show and would have her back.

"It's at an early stage and discussions have yet to start. But Kelly is still very much in the mix."

Despite Kelly becoming embroiled in a bullying row with co-judge Tulisa over her controversial act Misha B and being rumoured to have quit the ITV1 show, the star found the 'X Factor' experience "really rewarding".

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Kelly had a great time and is actually very keen to come back. She loved all the drama, even when it was pretty harsh against her. Kelly is a tough cookie and a few barbs from viewers or whoever is water off a duck's back to her.

"Yes, it was a draining experience and one she probably didn't realise at the outset was going to be quite so gruelling.

"But mentoring her acts - especially Misha B - was really rewarding for her and she loved it. Talks haven't started but they will soon."

Kelly Rowland

The former Destiny's Child vocalist now performing solo.

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