George Michael: Reportedly signs to judge for US X-factor
Gifted singer George Michael has reportedly signed to become a judge on the forthcoming US version of The X Factor.
Released from jail in October after serving half of an eight-week sentence for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis, the ex-Wham! singer has allegedly agreed a £1m deal to join Cheryl Cole on the panel.
A source told The Sun: "George is going to take the job. It's an amazing opportunity to get back in the limelight and reverse his recent bad spell. Simon [Cowell] knows that Americans love him. He is as big in the US as he is [in the UK].
"He is a true star and has the wit and experience for the job. It's the perfect platform to resurrect his career."
It is thought that show boss Cowell met with Michael at his house last month to talk about the role.
The 'Freedom' star sang with Joe McElderry during the 2009 X Factor final.