Madonna in talks for X Factor slot

Madonna is said to be in talks about performing on this year's series of The X Factor.

The Queen Of Pop is said to be in talks with Simon Cowell over an appearance on the popular reality TV show.

"The last series proved anything is possible when Beyonce performed with Alex - the final got 15 million viewers and that is enough to entice the biggest stars onto our stage," an insider told The Sun.

They continued: "This year is going to be bigger than ever - we are planning to get the best names in music. Madonna would be so sensational."

Other stars who have been hinted to appear on the ITV show are Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.