Geri Halliwell to become Kelly Rowland's permanent replacement on The X Factor?
The former Spice Girl would replace Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland, 31, after she quit earlier this month.
'We will be watching her like a hawk at Liverpool and fingers crossed it will go well and she'll be signed,' says a show insider.
'We're not talking to anyone else.'
Geri and a string of stars will be guest judges on the programme, but bosses are said to be keen to sign a permanent panellist for the live shows.
The 39-year-old, who was booed when she stood in for Dannii Minogue, 40, in 2010, is said to be 'bursting at the seams with excitement'.
'Geri is not just a guest judge - she is our judge-in-waiting,' the source tells The Sun
'We want her to do it and she wants to do it.'