Simon Cowell apparently desperate for Katy to be a judge
Simon Cowell has offered Katy Perry Nicole Scherzinger's job on The X Factor USA, according to new reports.
After sacking two members of his first US juding panel, the X Factor boss has reportedly 'handpicked' Katy after she impressed him as a guest judge on the UK series two years ago.
Talking of the Firework singer, Cowell told The Sun newspaper: 'I worked with Katy once. I think she would be fun because she is hard — in a good way — and she's feisty.'
He also added that he would love for Madonna to join the panel, but admitted that the Queen of Pop would be far too 'expensive' to secure as a judge, saying: 'She would be great, in terms of experience, success... brilliant.'
Katy, 27, who finalised her divorce from comedian Russell Brand on Wednesday, has also been linked to the UK series after fears that Kelly Rowland would not be returning.
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