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Katy Perry as 2011 X Factor Judge?

Posted by on February 22, 2011 at 12:31 PM EST

katy perry x factorWill Katy Perry be joining UK’s The X-Factor?

There have been reports that Katy Perry is lined-up to replace Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole as a judge on The X Factor show. This follows reports that Cowell and Cole have reportedly quit the UK Show.

It’s reported that she appears to be a favorite to taking a seat on the panel when it was said that Simon Cowell and Cole will leave the British version to concentrate on the American X Factor.

The odds are good for Gary Barlow and Sharon Osbourne close on her heels to be replacing Cowell and Cole as well. There are no contracts that have been signed for the UK Series, which means current judges, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue are not certain of their futures with the show. Auditions for the UK version are set to start next month.

Katy Perry was a guest judge on the series last year, when Minogue had her son, Ethan. She was well liked when she did appear as guest judge.

It’s also been reported that they are so desperate to keep Simon Cowell on the UK Version; they’ve offered him a pay raise. He is currently being paid £5 Million per series of the show, and execs are supposedly prepared “to do everything” to keep him there.

The rumors are swirling that Cowell will leave and bring Cheryl Cole with him to the US version. The American version is set to premiere in September 2011.



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