The X Factor has not started filming yet, but two of the judges are already feuding, according to reports. Simon Cowell recruited Mel B from the Spice Girls to be the fourth judge on the singing show. According to sources, Cowell wanted Mel B on the panel of judges in order to create drama between her and judge Cheryl Cole.
Mel B refused to play that role and said, “I won’t be your Miss Nasty.”
A source close to Mel B said, “There is no way she is going to do that bitchy thing with anyone and has told Simon so.”
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The source also said that Cowell wants explosive television in order to reel in viewers. However, Mel B does not want to be part of that and she wants to avoid getting caught up with controversy. “She doesn’t want to be unnecessarily mean to anyone,” the source said.
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Another source said that both Mel B and Cheryl Cole understand that being a judge on The X Factor is a job. “Neither of them wants to be portrayed as a bitch. Just because they are young, attractive women working together doesn’t mean that they have to hate each other,” the insider said.
Simon Cowell is an expert at being nasty
Other reports have said that Cole is happy to have another woman in the panel. Cole and Mel B do not really know each other, however, Cole is happy that there won’t be any style wars happening, since Mel B’s style is so much different from hers.
Mel B is a good addition to the panel of judges, as she already has experience judging. She was a judge for the Australian version of The X Factor, and also worked on America’s Got Talent.
Mel B was revealed to be the fourth judge last week, replacing Sharon Osbourne. Louis Walsh also confirmed that he would be back as a judge this year.
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