Geri Halliwell is one of 5 celebs guest judging on The X Factor 2012

The hunt may be on for a new permanent X Factor judge with Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger, Rita Ora and Mel B all taking guest turns, but here at Now HQ we've decided the search is already over.

There's only one contender - step forward The Halliwell.

As soon as we saw Geri Halliwell, 39, in Liverpool last week for the first live auditions, her tornado of craziness won us over.

So we're making an impassioned plea to Simon Cowell: hire her!

OK, so it didn't go well in Glasgow in 2010 when she filled in for Dannii Minogue.

But when we saw Geri swoop in with all guns blazing last week and climb onto the roof of a car, begging fans: 'Get behind me,' we knew she was the woman who could save The X Factor.

First, she looked uh-may-zing in an electric blue minidress and grey ankle boots.

Then, when Now got inside Liverpool Echo Arena, she went all out to put some much-needed Spice back into the format.

Read the full story about Geri Halliwell in Now magazine dated 4 June 2012 - out now!

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