Tuesday 16 January 2018

Glee's Lea Michele eager to take Demi Lovato's X Factor spot

Lea Michele would love to replace Demi Lovato on The X Factor.

Demi has served on the US version of the talent show for two seasons but announced earlier this week she would be leaving.

With an album on the way and a history of appearing on musical series Glee, 27-year-old Lea would go to great lengths to get the show's creator Simon Cowell to consider her for the empty spot on the judging panel.

"I probably will stalk him because I'm such a fan, and I think he is so awesome! FOX is my family; this is my home. If X Factor wants to have me, I'm around," she laughed to extratv.com.

Lea has had a tough year after her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith passed away in July, following a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.

She had previously been quizzed by extra reporter Terri Seymour about the rumour she and Cory had matching tattoos, which she proceeded to confirm during the interview.

Demi Lovato says she wants to focus on her music
Demi Lovato says she wants to focus on her music

"I remember we were at the Teen Choice Awards, a couple of years ago, and you said to me, 'What is this rumour that you and Cory have gotten secret tattoos together?' and I turned beet red and I was like, 'What do you mean, what are you talking about. How did you know?!'" she recalled.

"Now you have the exclusive on extra!"

The X Factor US season three has now come to an end, with Simon's act Alex & Sierra crowned the winners.

Demi, 21, reflected on why she has decided to exit the show.

"I have a lot of music this year, so I can't really do it at the same time," she explained to Access Hollywood.

"I'm going on tour. I'm really excited and it will be a show that I've never put on before. It will be pretty amazing."

Simon is currently expecting a baby with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, and the father-to-be admitted his own future with the show is "up in the air".

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