Guy Sebastian will return to The X Factor for his third season as judge.
Seven confirmed his return following reports of stalled negotiations, and a boost in his fee.
The Daily Telegraph reports Sebastian sought a contract worth as much as fellow judge Ronan Keating, who is rumoured to be on $500,000 per season.
It claims Sebastian’s fee for the first season was $200,000, well behind fellow judges.
Seven will be looking to reinforce the Reality series in the wake of The Voice -which includes Sebastian’s own brother Chris as a contestant.
Sebastian’s mentored act Reece Mastin won the 2011 title.