New X Factor judge is blast from the past

16:12 21 May 2012

New X Factor judge: Geri Halliwell PIC: Ian West/PA Wire

New X Factor judge: Geri Halliwell PIC: Ian West/PA Wire

X Factor will feature former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell as a guest judge – but there is no word on whether the union jack dress she made famous will appear in homage to the Diamond Jubilee.

Series supremo Simon Cowell has still to appoint a successor to Kelly Rowland who will not be taking part in this year’s show.

Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos are already lined up to come back for this year’s series, but efforts to bring back Dannii Minogue broke down last week.

Now Halliwell will reprise her guest role on the judging panel.

She previously stepped in during the 2010 series and prior to that she was a judge on the ITV1 series Popstars: The Rivals - the show which created Girls Aloud.

An X Factor spokewoman confirmed Halliwell would be taking part in the Liverpool audition this week.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

We give our verdicts on the outfits that graced the red carpet.

Read more

Is Downton Abbey just a soap opera hiding under all that pomposity?

Read more

Know what lurks in the deep off our coast…

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Imagine having your own idyllic house in the French countryside - and make it happen! [Photograph by Mike Simler]

Ever dreamed of living in a rural cottage in France with ivy round the door, chickens in your garden, and fresh croissants for breakfast from the local patisserie a short walk away in the nearby village?

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Quizzes

(Photo by Ben Horton/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds Hollywood)

If there’s one thing that can change Londoners from nice, normal people into superhumans capable of extreme levels of rage and passive aggression, it’s the descent below-ground.

Read more
Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

Read more
Do you know your Thames truths from the porkie pies? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

So, you live (or work) in London, and you think you know the river well.

Read more