Sharon Osbourne 'Had X Factor Return Talks'
Former judge reported to have discussed coming back to UK version of show...
The People claims that the former judge, who reportedly left after her pay demand backfired, held talks with TV execs two weeks ago. She is apparently being lined-up to replace Tulisa.
A source said: "Sharon has been approached and discussions have begun about her returning for the 2013 show, she is really up for it.
"It is still early days in terms of contracts, but a return for Sharon is certainly the way things are looking at the moment.
"She was in the UK last month and X Factor bosses took the opportunity to put the idea to her. She had a long meeting with them and she has decided that she would love to come back.
"Louis [Walsh] can't contain his excitement, he has been begging Sharon to come back for years so he is desperately hoping it all works out."
And the paper also reports a Tulisa "insider" as revealing that the former N-Dubz star is getting frustrated by talk of her being axed.
The source said: "Tulisa is over it, she has had enough of the politics on the show and doesn't want to go back.
"She is getting worried about how she is perceived on the show and thinks it would be better to quit while she is ahead to carry on with her music."
We told you yesterday how Tulisa is reported to be furious with Will.I.Am for giving "her" song to Britney Spears.