First Mel B, now Robbie Williams????
The upcoming season of X Factor is shaping up to be fabulous!
Simon Cowell is reportedly bringing Williams on to be the 5th judge at panel - just one of a slew of demands Cowell has laid on ITV!
The other requests, according to reports?
UPPING the number of finalists from 12 to 16.
EXTENDING the series by a month.
MOVING the live shows to London’s Wembley Arena
REPLACING Dannii with a new female judge.
Cowell has thrown an ultimatum ITV's way; grant his requests by enlarging the show's budget by almost $500,000 a week or he'll pull X Factor off the air!!
"A lot of things are going to change next year if we bring the show back. The show needs to change or it starts to fail," Simon told reporters on Saturday night.
Cowell continued to explain: "I’m not looking for a pay rise. All I’ve asked for is an increase in budget… We need more people working on the show and that costs money. I need that commitment from ITV.”
Hey, he's got business sense!
As far as bringing Robbie on as the 5th judge, Cowell says Robbie's "fun, he's got good instincts, he doesn't take himself too seriously and he's a fun guy to be around."
Plus, a little eye candy never hurt anyone!
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