LEONA Lewis said that a permanent place on the X Factor judging panel would be "nerve-wracking" as she backed Sharon Osbourne to return to the show.
THE singer, who became a global star after winning the ITV talent series in 2006, admitted she was scared when she appeared as a guest judge last year because of her influence on the contestants' emotions.
But she claimed Osbourne would be "great" on the show after she was reportedly being lined up for a return to boost flagging ratings.
"I did a little stint last year and it was fun," Lewis said.
"It was a good thing for me to do. But it is quite scary and nerve-wracking to have a lot of people's emotions in your hands, so it's a big job to take.
"When I was on the show Sharon was there and she was so lovely. She'd be great."
Lewis (27) spoke as she launched her new cruelty-free make-up and fragrance collection with the Body Shop.
The Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis is said to feature "100pc vegetarian cosmetics" and the Bleeding Love singer has called for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics.
Speaking at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush, west London, Lewis said: "Animal testing is needless, especially in cosmetics.
"We're trying to push for a global ban. There is already an EU ban which came into effect on March 11 which is amazing.
"But there's also a long way to go because we can push it globally but we need a lot of people's support."