“Robbie is the number one choice for judge," the Daily Star quoted a source as saying. “His common touch will make him a hit with fans," the source added. Last year, show boss Simon Cowell, 50, had said that Williams would be perfect for the panel, which also includes Cheryl Cole, 26, and Louis Walsh, 57.
“He"s fun, he"s got good instincts and he doesn"t take himself too seriously," he had stated. But Cowell"s spokesman has denied that any decision has been made. “Anything being written about judges at this stage is complete and utter speculation," he added.