Victoria Beckham to Join American Idol

August 6, 2009 By:
Victoria Beckham to Join American Idol

Paula out, Posh in! Victoria Beckham is reportedly set to join American Idol as a "guest" judge, replacing Paula Abdul next season.

Paula revealed that she's leaving the show earlier this week, presumably because the network wouldn't pay her as much as she felt she deserved. And now comes word that the former 'Spice Girl' is already set to join the hit show.

A source said: “Victoria is hugely flattered as this is one of the highest profile shows in America. It is a really big deal. Her husband David may be having a hard time at the moment but Victoria’s profile Stateside has never been higher.

“The show needs a big star. It would be an incredible coup to get her. She was in one of the biggest girl groups in history so she knows what she is talking about. Simon Fuller is now speaking to her."

Victoria's publicist confirmed that she'll make a “one-off appearance” as a guest judge, but added that she most likely won't join the show as a permanent judge because she's busy with her fashion line.

The source added: “Network bosses would love to give her the job full-time and it looks like it is there for her if she wants it. But at the moment, Victoria’s main priority is fashion...However, Victoria’s appearance on ‘American Idol’ is sure to provide a massive ratings boost in the UK so everyone’s a winner.”

How great is that going to be? We don't know about you, but it's going to be really refreshing seeing a fresh face as a guest judge on the show. Maybe it'll turn into a permanent gig? American Idol does have a pretty big budget, so maybe they can persuade her to stay on full time! What do you think of Posh joining the show full time?