Courtney Love has revealed that she’s in talks to make a guest appearance on the new series of American Idol.

The controversial singer says she received a call directly from the show’s executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, who asked her if she would be keen to make an appearance on the hit show.

“He called,” Courtney confirmed to Us Weekly magazine. “He was wondering if I was interested.

“I thought it was kind of weird but brilliant,” she added, without confirming whether she will indeed take him up on the offer.

Courtney, who is currently in LA working on a new solo album, also refused to comment on whether she’s asked to be a guest host or a more permanent fixture.

The US media has been speculating as to whether Paula Abdul may be replaced after her bizarre behaviour on a US television appearance raised eyebrows recently.

Courtney, whose well-documented battle with drugs has resulted in plenty of incidents of bizarre behaviour over the years, recently completed a stint in rehab and claims she’s now intent on staying sober.