Ashley Roberts is in the running to host the US 'x factor'.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer had auditioned for producers on the show and will meet with executives at Fox this week to discuss the possibility of her presenting the talent contest after Steve Jones was sacked after the first series, according to E! News.

Other stars previously thought to be in the running for the job included Stacy Keibler, Khloe Kardashian and Kelly Osbourne.

She will be the second Pussycat Dolls star involved in the show; Nicole Scherzinger was a judge on the first series before being sent over to work on the UK version.

Nicole and fellow judge Paula Abdul were both replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on the panel alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

Speaking about her involvement recently, Britney revealed it had been a ''really good'' show for her to be involved in.

She said: ''I think this show has been really good for me to do because I've been able to help this talent come in and achieve their dream.

''I can relate to them on a central level because I started out at such a young age.

''I know the foundation and the depth of what you go through into achieving your dream and doing this. So being able to do this has been, if anything, a great experience for me.''