Mel B is reported to be in the frame for a job on The X Factor when the show returns later this year.
The Sun newspaper reports that Simon Cowell is keen to sign the feisty Spice Girls star to join himself and Cheryl Cole on the judging panel.
The 38-year-old currently works as a judge on America's Got Talent, but a source on the show suggested that she would be able to combine both jobs.
The mole said: "Mel is top of Simon's list. He thinks she has just the spark the panel needs. He doesn't want any shrinking violets or pop stars who are just eye candy.
"He looks at it as Cheryl Cole is a princess and Mel is an alpha female."
Mel has been a hit with fans when making temporary appearances on the UK version of The X Factor in recent years - and was mooted for a full-time seat on the panel last year.
Simon Cowell has suggested that he wants Louis Walsh to return to the show as well, although there are reports that Chezza is unhappy at the prospect.