Jessica Simpson heads to the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Jessica was with a bodyguard and friends as they entered the stage door of the concert arena. - Jason Winslow / Splash News
Jessica Simpson is reportedly one of the frontrunners for a slot as a judge on the US version of the X-Factor.
A show insider said that along with show creator Simon Cowell, she is almost a definite for the much-hyped panel.
'There are loads of conversations happening at the moment,' the source told People. 'No one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are some frontrunners and it's fair to say Jessica is one of them. She's very keen.
'She knows what she is talking about [and] is talented and likable. But Simon's not in a rush to decide. The judges have to mentor on The X-Factor – it's more than just turning up for a few hours a week to appear on TV.'
The judges will have to 'work with contestants on music, dancers, styling,' the source continues. 'It's a lot of work.
'They have to get the decision right, which takes time,' the source says. 'Those final decisions may not happen for a few weeks.'