Rumors We Love: Kelly Rowland Might Be The New X Factor Judge

If the word on the street is to be believed, Kelly Rowland will be the new judge on the television music competition show X Factor in the U.S. replacing Britney Spears, who left the show after one highly awkward season.

This is great news for Kelly Rowland, who has been stepping up her TV presenter game significantly of late. She recently co-hosted Rip The Runway, an annual fashion show broadcast by BET, as well as the official Red Carpet Pre-Show for the 85th Academy Awards on ABC. Not to mention, Ms. Rowland was judge of the UK X-Factor last year.

According to a source over at The Daily Mail, “Simon has always remained a fan of Kelly’s and she’s most definitely in the mix to join the judging panel on X Factor USA.”

Now, we should note that she was fired by Simon Cowell from the UK program, but if this news proves to be true, we feel like this is a very good look for Ms. Kelly, who is also set to release her fourth solo album Talk a Good Game on June 17th.

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