Sara Cox 'In The Frame For X Factor Job'
But Mel B still remains favourite to be announced as fourth judge...
The Sun reports that the former Radio 1 Breakfast Show host is in the frame to join Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh on the ITV talent show this year.
However Mel B is still apparently the hot favourite - and it seems the Spice Girls star may already have been offered the job.
Although show boss SiCo hasn't named any names, he has revealed that a deal has nearly been done with the fourth judge and that an announcement is imminent.
He told Digital Spy: "We've settled on someone, we are going to make an announcement this week.
"We've decided... we haven't got the contract signed yet. It's going to be a girl."
A source told The Sun that Coxy had met show bosses last week to discuss the role.
"Bosses are pretty certain they will be able to officially unveil Mel B as the fourth X Factor judge next week but she hasn't signed a deal yet," the mole explained.
"There have been upsets in the past with the judging panel and so producers want to have other names in the frame if they are needed.
"Sara Cox is an intriguing one. She met with producers last week and talked over the role and told them she was interested."
So there you have it, or maybe not.