Mel B is the first in the line of people to be rumoured for the 2013 edition of X factor. Melanie is in the hat because its unclear whether Tulisa and Nicole will come back next year. She has allegedly been informed by the show's bosses that she has a "great chance" of replacing either female judge on next year's series. Mel B is reportedly "getting signs" that she will be able to have a role on the singing show. There was mixed views on Mel when she was on the show.