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American Idol gets Posh permanently!

music Updated: Aug 17, 2009 16:32 IST
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Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is set to be offered three million pounds to become a permanent judge on reality show American Idol if she can prove herself to the US public.

The singer-turned-designer has impressed bosses with her two guest appearances on the judging panel for the US talent show and they think she has the right credentials to take over from ex-judge Paula Abdul, reports.

However, programme executives want to make sure the British star connects with the US public before offering her the job as they are concerned they may be put off by her accent and skinny frame.

"American Idol is the highest rated show and they don't want to pick a judge viewers don't take to. Focus groups are going to be set up to judge Victoria's performance," said a source.

"There's some concern about whether viewers will think she's too skinny. They're also worried about her accent. She's started to talk in a very posh voice and some people might struggle with that," the source added.

Other stars in the running to take over from Abdul, who quit earlier this month, include Mary J. Blige and Katy Perry.