• Gavin & Stacey's James Corden is "being lined up" to replace the CNN-bound Piers Morgan on the Britain's Got Talent panel, reports The Daily Mail. "The 32-year-old comedian reportedly 'caught the eye' of show supremo Simon Cowell during his performance of his World Cup song 'Shout' on the show earlier this year."

  • UK broadcaster ITV really, really wants Simon Cowell to stay on Britain's Got Talent and X Factor, offering him a $31 million (£20 million) deal, according to The Sun. Cowell has previously inferred that he could leave the UK entirely once the U.S. X Factor begins next year.
  • 18-year-old Gamu Nhengu, an early favorite to win this season's X Factor, may be deported from the UK back to her home country of Zimbabwe, reports The Sun.
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.