Kelly Rowland may be about to make her X Factor return, but on the US version of the show and not the UK original.

The Destiny’s Child star was previously a judge in the UK show and according to The Daily Mail, she looks set to be Britney Spears’ replacement.

The paper also reports that producers want her back on the show as she gelled with viewers. She has reportedly requested three times her UK salary of £500,000.

When she announced her departure from the UK series last year, the Miami-based singer said: "I love the UK and being part of the show last year. Mentoring the girls was such an incredible experience I will never forget.

"I would like to thank Simon for the great opportunity and asking me to be a judge last season."

A spokesperson said that the star left the show due to "global commitments coupled with the show's increasing demands".

The US version of The X Factor is working hard to up its ratings in order to compete with American Idol, which has triple the viewership.

It could be third time lucky for the reality show which has been renewed by the Fox network for a third year or perhaps it's last chance saloon?