Cheryl Cole has landed the job as a judge on the US version of The X-Factor. After months of speculation she was confirmed to appear in the show – which could potentially make her a huge star in America.
The 27-year-old singer, seen here at Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards at Odeon Leicester Square on March 23, 2011 in London, will take her place alongside show boss Simon Cowell and former record boss LA Reid. Here is the official statement that was released:
“I’m so excited to be taking part in the American version of ‘The X Factor.’ I absolutely love it here in the U.K., and with the talent they have out in America, I’m sure we’re going to find someone very special. I can’t wait to get started. I just can’t decide whether I am more excited to find and nurture the talent or for the unbelievable amount of amusement and entertainment I will have watching Simon doing everything and anything he can to beat me. He’s tried to beat me for three years in the U.K., and hasn’t even come close. His ego must be so bruised. America is gonna love this.”
Cowell has long championed her as a potential panelist for the show which he is launching in the US later this year.