Speculation has been going on for weeks about who will join Simon Cowell as a judge on his upcoming reality competition show, "The X Factor," and now a new frontrunner has emerged, reports People magazine.
Singer/actress Jessica Simpson is believed to be high on the list of candidates, the story says. Simpson, who has topped the charts with her music and has been a star both on TV and in movies, would join Cowell as one of three judges if she gets the job. The third spot is still to be determined.
According to insiders, Simpson is very "keen" about the project. The job involves mentoring contestants as well as judging, and Simpson is seen as a good match for the job description.
Cowell is said to be in no hurry to decide.