Noel Gallagher offered £2 million for X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 April 2013
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has been offered around £2 million to become a judge on 'The X Factor' by Simon Cowell, who first approached him for the show in 2011

Noel Gallagher has been offered around £2 million to become a judge on 'The X Factor'.

The outspoken ex-Oasis star has been approached to be a panellist on the ITV reality show by boss Simon Cowell for a second time, as he believes Noel can save the show.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Simon is determined to get Noel on board. He sees him as his natural replacement as the real alpha male on the panel.

"He thinks Noel would be ideal, with his music knowledge, straight-talking and rapier wit."

Noel, 45, was launching his High Flying Birds project when he was originally approached in 2011, but he has since finished touring the record and is now enjoying some down time.

The musician previously joked he'd do the show for £1 million.

He said: "It's about six months work, innit? I reckon it would have to be a million pounds after tax. Not per episode, I'm not greedy.

"I say that tongue-in-cheek. I hope he doesn't put a million pounds in my bank account because I don't really want to do it. But a million pounds for six months work? That's good money if you can get it, isn't it? Even I don't earn that much."

'The X Factor' panel for 2013 has not been finalised, but Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow are all said to be in talks to return, while Tulisa has reportedly been axed.

Sharon Osbourne has also been hotly tipped to return following her judging stint on the show from 2004 to 2007.

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