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Jessica Simpson to judge on X Factor?

Singer and actress Jessica Simpson is reportedly being lined up for a role as a judge and mentor on the US version of ‘The X Factor’. The star, who is engaged to football player Eric Johnson, is supposedly at the top of show creator Simon Cowell’s list of judges. “There [are] loads of conversations happening at the moment,” says a source close to Simon. “No-one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are some frontrunners and it’s fair to say Jessica is one of them. She’s very keen.” According to the insider, record executive and former Sony boss Tony oottola is also being considered, but Jessica’s multiple talents would make her a good fit for the role. “She knows what she is talking about [and] is talented and likable. But Simon’s not in a rush to decide. The judges have to mentor on ‘The X Factor’ – it’s more than just turning up for a few hours a week to appear on TV.”

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