Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell will be the fourth judge when the X-Factor returns to our screens.

It was revealed that Halliwell is not just a guest judge for the talent contest but has been asked to become a permanent member of the panel joining Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos.

The singer was seen shopping in Liverpool earlier today (May 23rd) with plenty of bags, suggesting she has been picking up some new outfits and matching jewellery for the show.

In a departure from her usual style, she was make up free and covered her eyes in a pair of oversized sunglasses.

She prefers to go shopping in casual clothes but when it comes to public appearances she knows how to dress up to the nines.

When it was announced that Halliwell is replacing Kelly Rowland on the ITV show, Halliwell was pictured wearing a stunning ladies designer watch.

The watch was used to complement Halliwell’s black and white ensemble complete with black heels and a sparkling silver necklace.

23-05-12 1 Geri Halliwell named fourth X-Factor judge