Amidst the reports that she is set to become a guest judge on the X Factor UK, Gwen Stefani has been spotted enjoying some quality time with her sons on the beach.
The star, who was also rumoured to become a judge on the X Factor USA before it was announced that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato would be replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, looked relaxed and happy as she attended a friend's birthday party.
Gwen, who was dressed casually in a pair of patterned cropped trousers, a white T-Shirt and a black blazer, has been linked to the role of a guest judge ahead of the show's launch on Wednesday after Dannii Minogue turned down the offer to return.
Also on the list to guest judge is Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart and Geri Halliwell. Revealing details of the plan put in place, a source revealed to the Daily Star Sunday:
"The back-up plan is to have a host of guest performers take part in the regional auditions and possible Boot Camp before revealing a permanent name at the Judges' Houses in August. Everyone involved knows how important the judges are to the success of the show.
"Numerous high-profile singers have come forward wanting the job. But bosses fear they aren't big enough names to wow viewers. So it's now panic stations to make sure they can sign up a big enough name in time."
What do you think? Would you like to see Gwen sitting alongside Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos?
Gwen relaxes with her sons on the beach