The Destiny's Child star has made an impression

When Now recently caught up with Kelly Rowland, she gave the biggest hint yet she’s returning to The X Factor judging panel next series, saying: That depends on Simon.’

Sounds like a power play to us!

It’s a good thing Simon Cowell likes a bit of drama with his judges.

During last year’s series, the media mogul said: There are definitely two divisions.

‘You’ve got Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue, who look like they’ve been sucking on lemons. And then there’s me and Cheryl Cole trying to have a good time.’

So maybe 30-year-old Kelly‘s spat with fellow judge Tulisa, 23, over Misha B‘s backstage behaviour is another reason why Simon‘s keen on her staying put.

Kelly‘s banter with Louis is also a bonus,’ reveals our insider.

We’d love to see Kelly putting it down again next year.

Kelly‘s rep says that no final decisions for 2012 have been made yet. 

Read the full story about Kelly Rowland in Now magazine dated 14 December 2011 – out now!


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