Estelle to replace Kelly Rowland on X Factor?

X FactorBritish singer Estelle is reportedly being lined up to replace Kelly Rowland on the X Factor.

Tabloid newspaper The Sun reports that the London born singer is a likely candidate to replace Kelly Rowland who has long been rumoured to have quit the ITV series. A ‘source’ told the tabloid ‘Estelle’s name is very high on his list now and serious enquiries have been made as to her availability for auditions in May’

Although Kelly Rowland has denied reports that she has quit the ITV series the singer did say, recently, she would be for joining the Fox version of the X Factor. The Fox series is currently looking for new judges for its second seasons following the news that Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul would not return. There is now some speculation that Rowland will transfer over to Fox’s X Factor.

It was recently revealed that Gary Barlow has been in talks, for some time, about returning for the next series. While media reports stated that Simon Cowell was considering another reshuffle of the judges panel it is widely expected that Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos will return to the X Factor.