Fergie has been in ''conversations'' with the producers of the US 'X Factor' for a job on the judging panel.
The Black Eyed Peas star - real name Stacy Ferguson - has asked to meet with Simon Cowell to discuss a possible job as a judge on the show, taking one of the slots left by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul who were sacked after the end of the first series.
A source told Life & Style magazine: ''There have been some conversations. It's in the early stages, but Fergie's the one who approached the producers about joining the panel.''
However, 'Hold It Against Me' hitmaker Britney is reportedly holding out for a huge pay cheque before she takes part.
A source said recently: ''Money is not an issue for the show. As of now, they are looking to pay her $12-15 million for the first season, with a drastic price hike for a second year based on ratings performance.
''Simon Cowell wants at least a two-year commitment and Britney wants an out clause if she doesn't want to continue after one year of service.''