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Redfoo. Picture: Reuters

With Guy Sebastian and Mel B rumoured to be jumping ship, speculation is rife as to who will sit on the Australian X Factor judging panel.

Sebastian is understood to not be returning to the smash-hit talent search due to a gruelling schedule, while the former Spice Girl has relocated to the US to appear on America's Got Talent.

The rumour is that LMFAO frontman Redfoo, who dates tennis champ Victoria Azarenka, and Dannii Minogue, who was once a popular judge on the British version of the show, will join the program alongside Ronan Keating and Natalie Bassingthwaighte when it begins production in May.

Redfoo is believed to have impressed Seven executives when he was here supporting Azarenka during last month's Australian Open, while Minogue is free to start work on the series now that she is no longer tied to Australia's Got Talent and her role on Britain's Next Top Model will only take up six weeks of her time.

However, a Seven spokesperson said it was still too early in planning for this year's series to announce any new details.

"It's still early days for X Factor to start filming and nothing is confirmed as yet on anything (judges/dates etc)," they told AAA yesterday.