While X Factor won’t officially confirm the choice, insiders suggest it’s “highly likely”.
It means no Sinitta again (and no leaf bikini – boo!) and it also puts to bed rumours that it was going to be Cheryl joining Simon, although insiders have since suggested this idea was never really on the table.
We’re bound to get some straight talking from Mel, who even on her recent visit to the show couldn’t help but make a sarcastic dig at production for bringing her in on such a “special day”, which included – but wasn’t limited to – a guy singing with a glittery finger cover.
As long as no-one sings a crap version of Wannabe, eh?
Emma is RadioTimes.com’s resident reality TV expert and is most likely to be found chasing Simon Cowell down the street, cancelling her social life to keep up with the latest batch of sob stories and trying to get selfies with celebrities. Emma is a chat show addict and quotes Friends more than is probably healthy.