Vinnie Jones is reportedly set to star in the celebrity version of "The X Factor".
The retired footballer and TV hard man - who released debut album "Respect" in 2002 - is said to be in discussions with bosses at both ITV and production company Thames regarding an appearance on the upcoming revamped edition of Simon Cowell's talent show.
An insider told the Daily Star Online: "Vinnie looks all set to take part in the celebrity edition of "The X Factor". Talks are ongoing and the details haven't been agreed but it's more than likely he will make the final line-up.
"He may have a rough and ready persona but Vinnie is a great singer and loves performing."
It's said that producers see the 54-year-old star as "a great character" who would keep fellow stars and the judges "on their toes".
The source added: "Vinnie would obviously be a great addition to the line-up. He's a great character and the public like him. I think it's safe to say he would keep everyone on the show on their toes!"
The report adds that although the team want Vinnie involved, it's "way too early" to have any solid news on who else is being lined up.
The insider explained: "It's early days and producers have been inundated with requests from celebrities wanting to be on the show.
"They are in talks with a variety of exciting names, but it's way too early to confirm anything.
"Conversations about the line-up are ongoing and not set in stone. Producers are keeping tight-lipped right now, but it's set to be a very exciting show."