Former Spice Girl Mel B has been confirmed to be on the judging panel on this years X Factor!
It’s been rums for weeks about who the new fourth and final judge on the X Factor will stars such as Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Sarah Cox, Alesha Dixon and many many more have been in the line up but now it seems that Simon Cowell only wanted Mel.
Mel has also reportedly singed a £1 million pound contact to be on the show and will join Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh for the latest series of the show set to air in August.
Mel B was a guest judge on the show back in 2012 and now she has admitted that she is really looking forward to getting back on the show.
‘I’m so excited to be joining The X Factor – I loved being a guest judge back in 2012. I’ve always thought honesty is the best policy when being a judge and that’s what I’m going to bring more of this year – whether it’s spotting an incredible singer, giving someone a reality check or debating with Simon over who’s got it wrong!
‘Now I can’t wait to get started and find some amazing talent.’
Simon has now spoke about Mel joining the show and said:
‘I am thrilled that Mel B has agreed to be a judge on The X Factor this year. I thought she was fantastic as a guest judge a couple of years ago. She is feisty, opinionated and, I believe, will be a great mentor.’
At the moment Mel is working on The Voice in Australia but she is set to fly back to to Heathrow at 5.30am on Monday to attend the Manchester auditions.