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Katy Perry to Replace Kelly Rowland on The X Factor UK?

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The X Factor UK is reportedly ditching judge Kelly Rowland. A source tells The Daily Mail Kelly “wasn’t that popular with viewers” of the epic UK talent competition, adding that Kelly’s stiff demeanor didn’t help things. “Kelly was great in the auditions, but when she joined the live shows it just seemed that she didn’t really relax and enjoy herself.”

As with The X Factor USA rumors about Britney Spears joining the American spinoff, a shiny name is rumored to be stepping in for Kelly on X Factor UK: Katy Perry! A show insider tells the Mail Simon Cowell and show execs have been aggressively pursuing the American pop star. Katy’s appeared on the UK series before, guest-judging at the Dublin auditions in 2010.

It’s unlikely Katy will be able to judge fulltime, as she’s releasing a 3D tour movie and international tour in September. However, producers remain optimistic she’ll be able to guest judge. The source says, “Hopefully, Katy Perry will have some kind of role on the series.”

Source: The Daily Mail

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04.27.2012 / 10:13 PM EDT by Whitney Ricketts
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