LONDON: Victoria Beckham will be returning to American Idol as a guest stylist. She joined the judging panel on the hit US talent show after Simon Cowell was forced to find temporary replacements for Paula Abdul, who quit in August 2009.

Cowell is reportedly keen to sign the singer-turned-fashion designer as a full-time judge when he takes The X Factor show Stateside in 2011. But Beckham has decided to stick with her ex-boss Simon Fuller — Idol’s creator— by agreeing to contribute to the show through her love of fashion.

According to Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper, she has been offered a $96,000 per episode for her styling expertise. A source tells, “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Victoria’s spectacular eye for fashion. She’s giving the offer serious thought.”