No X Factor role for Smith

The Independence Day star was rumoured to have inked a deal with the British music mogul to join the panel of experts on the show, but a representative for Smith has spoken out to address the speculation, telling Gossip.Com there is “no truth” to the story.

A number of stars have been tipped for X Factor roles – Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger and George Michael have all been linked to the show, which kicks off in September (11). Cowell has yet to confirm his official line-up of judges, but insists there will be big names.