Former SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham is being lined to appear alongside SIMON COWELL as a judge on British talent show The X Factor.

Beckham will either appear on the second UK series of the hit reality programme or will co-judge a proposed American series.

And Cowell believes the singer, married to soccer superstar David Beckham, is an ideal choice for the role, especially as she is keen to break the US market.

He says, "I'd love to judge with Victoria and I'd like to for her. I got to know her in Los Angeles. Before then, my perception of her had been that she was quite snooty and full of herself - and quite dull.

"But when I met her we had real fun. She is very witty and can poke fun at herself. She didn't take herself seriously at all and I think a show like The X Factor would be the best opportunity for the public to see the real side of Victoria.

"She's good TV and she's interesting."

10/12/2004 02:44