Mel B to replace Sharon Osbourne on America’s Got Talent judging panel
SPICE girl Mel B has confirmed that she is to join the judging panel of America’s Got Talent for the show’s new series.
She will join comedian Howie Mandel and radio broadcaster Howard Stern for the eighth series of Simon Cowell’s talent competition.
Mel B was strongly rumored to be joining the judging panel of X Factor UK, after impressing producers during a guest stint on the panel.
The X Factor’s judging panel is expected to undergo a major revamp, with at least two judges replaced.
NBC’s Paul Telegdy told magazine Entertainment Weekly: “I've known Melanie since she did Dancing with the Stars as a very frank, strong, enduring entertainer, someone who has a very strong point of view.
“We needed somebody who was qualified for the job. She's an amazing singer, dancer and a huge personality. The contestants will get a lot of constructive feedback from her, and I can't wait to see her chemistry with Howard and Howie."