Adele to be a judge on `X Factor`?

PTI| Updated: May 25, 2014, 13:05 PM IST

London: Oscar-winner Adele has reportedly agreed to become a judge on `The X Factor` but the singer will join the series in 2016 as she is currently busy recording her third album.

The 26-year-old `Skyfall` hitmaker has been a big fan of the reality show and the series` makers have put together a lucrative deal to have her on-board as a judge, reportedly.

"Adele is a huge fan of the show and has agreed to be a judge. Simon wanted her to join him and Cheryl Cole on this year`s panel. Although she has turned him down due to album commitments she has promised to sign up as a judge in the next few years," a source said.

"She really wants to join the show, even if it is just for a one-off year. Although no contract has been signed, Adele has made it clear to Simon she`s up for it when the time is right," the source added.

Adele, who has won ten Grammys, four BRITs and an Oscar, has the assured the makers that it would only be a matter of time before she joins the show.

"Adele hopes to release her third album this year. She will then take out 2015 to tour but said an X Factor spot for 2016 is possible, with 2017 more likely," the source said.