Dancer Julianne Hough is the latest star tipped for the job

Simon Cowell is expected to confirm the US X Factor judges any day now, but reports suggest Derek Hough‘s sister Julianne has had a last-minute audition with Fox TV bosses for a role on the show.

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.’

Jesse McCartney
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