Louis Walsh's (now empty) seat on the judging panel may still be warm, but we can't help but get a little bit excited at the prosept of some fresh blood on the show. Especially when it involves Kate Moss.
No-one's under any illusion that the show needs a little livening up, and there's nothing like a new judge – with celebrity connections – to get people switching over from Strictly Come Dancing.
And that's no doubt why Nick Grimshaw is such a favourite to replace Louis on the upcoming series. Not only is he a very funny man and 'down with the kids' as they say, but he counts A-listers like Kate Moss amongst his closest friends. Nothing's confirmed yet, but Grimmy himself as said he would be up for it. 'I would like to do it,' he said. 'I love the show.'
And, apparently, Simon Cowell's pretty keen to get Mossy on the show too. A source told the Daily Star: 'Simon has asked Grimmy to put gentle pressure on her to take part. The chemistry between Grimmy and Kate could be magic.
Now, we don't think Kate's going to get a seat next to Si on the panel, but we can definitely see her helping Grimmy out when it comes to judges houses. And maybe, maybe she'd even lend him her St John's Wood home for the occasion. Because we'd really like to have a nosy round there. Or perhaps her Cotswolds pad would make a nice place for the contestants to show what they're made of.
Plus, Kate's a self-confessed fan of the X Factor, as anyone who watched her appearance on Gogglebox will know.
So we reckon if the supermodel got the chance to be on the show, she'd jump at it. And if she didn't, then surely her teenage daughter Lila Grace would never forgive her, not to mention close pal Naomi Campbell who's admitted to spending Saturday nights in at Kate's place to watch it. Or maybe they'd could both be on it too. The more the merrier we say.