Louise Redknapp eyes up a spot on the X Factor judging panel

Could she be Simon's latest signing?

Louise Redknapp has revealed she’d be keen to join the X Factor judging panel, but wouldn’t dream of competing on the show for fear it would ruin her career.

Louise, 44, has just finished a three-month stint in the hit Dolly Parton musical – 9 to 5 – and is already eyeing up her next career move.

And, after rubbing shoulders with the main man at his annual Syco summer bash, Louise could be preparing to sign on the dotted line.

“I love the ­X Factor, I think it’s brilliant, I would definitely be up for being a judge on it. For sure.

“If Simon can make it happen that would be great.”

Having taken part in X Factor’s biggest Saturday night rival, Strictly Come Dancing, would Louise consider competing on the celebrity version of X Factor – rumoured to be coming this year?

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“I don’t think that would be the right thing for me at this point in my career, but judging is a different idea entirely. That could work well,” she confessed.

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Louise’s confession comes weeks after she admitted she was “scared” and “nervous” about her future, after hanging up her West End boots to pursue her solo career.

Despite being in a “good place” with ex-husband, Jamie Redknapp, Louise said: “I don’t know what life is going to be like. I’m nervous about work and career… because I’m not young. And people are judgemental.”

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The mum-of-two has just released a new solo track, Lead Me On – produced by pop sensations Clean Bandit – and the Eternal singer has high hopes the music will be received well by fans.

“It’d be nice for the music to do well enough to be able to tour next year,” she said. “I hope people are going to like it… I’m just going to give it what I’ve got.”