Dancer Julianne Hough is the latest star tipped for the job
Bosses reckon the 22-year-old – who is dating American Idol host Ryan Seacrest – will come across well on TV.
‘Julianne looks fantastic on camera and has quite a high profile in the States,’ says a source.
Derek‘s close pal Cheryl Cole, 27, is thought to be keen on the idea after apparently securing her own place on the panel.
‘She would love Julianne to be involved as they’ve met through Derek,’ the source tells the Daily Mirror. ‘She’d like a friendly face on board.’
Singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney, 25, is also rumoured to be in the running to become a judge.
‘Simon believes Jesse has the right look for the show,’ adds the source. ‘He would appeal to both grans and young girls.’
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