Fergie wants X Factor job

Wants to join USA panel

Thu 22 Mar 2012

Fergie wants to join the X Factor USA judging panel

The Black Eyed Peas star has asked to meet with Simon Cowell to discuss a possible job on the show, taking one of the judging slots left by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul who were both sacked after the end of the first series. 

A source told Life & Style magazine: "There have been some conversations. It's in the early stages, but Fergie's the one who approached the producers about joining the panel."

Fergie is one of a large number of female singers who have been linked to the job - including Britney Spears, Adele and LeAnn Rimes.

However, Hold It Against Me hitmaker Britney is reportedly holding out for a huge pay cheque before she takes part.

A source said recently: "Money is not an issue for the show. As of now, they are looking to pay her $12-15 million for the first season, with a drastic price hike for a second year based on ratings performance."

Wow, go Britney! Sign the contract and cash in that big pay cheque.

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