Source: THE SUNSIMON Cowell is lining up R&B singer Estelle to replace Kelly Rowland as a judge on the new series of The X Factor.
American Boy star Estelle, 32, is in talks after Kelly told Cowell she is to focus on her career in the US.
A source said: "Estelle's name is very high on his list now and serious enquiries have been made as to her availability for auditions in May."
Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos have been offered pay rises to return — along with stalwart Louis Walsh.
Probably not true. But hey! We do love a lil bit of goss And it wouldn't be a bad idea either! Lol...