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Cheryl Cole Confirmed as 'X Factor' Judge

Cheryl Cole Confirmed as 'X Factor' Judge

Cheryl Cole is one of the judges on The X Factor‘s judging panel, JustJared.com can confirm.

The 27-year-old entertainer, who was also a judge on the UK version of the show, will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and another yet-to-be-named judge on the X Factor panel.

“I’m thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with,” Simon said in a statement to JustJared.com. “She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent.”

“I’m so excited to be taking part in the American version of The X Factor,” Cheryl added. “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.”

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  • http://twitter.com/BBBBryson Bryson

    BEST NEWS EVER!!! SO EXCITED FOR HER TO BREAK AMERICA!! #TEAMCHERYL

  • Jennifer Gardner

    No one will understand what she says and her accent will be made a mockery of.

  • andrew

    it will flop

  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

    Simon Cowell deliberately chose celebrities who are less famous than him to join his panel so that he would be the undisputed star of the show.

  • Lisa

    HURRAH Cheryl Cole will be a GREAT judge on U.S.XFactor, Cheryl is completely charming and talented but she’s also completely gorgeous. i LOVE Cheryl songs Fight For This Love, Parachute and Promise This U.SX FACTOR WITH CHERYL AS A JUDGE WILL BE AWESOME

  • Carly

    Cheryl was so shapely a few years ago but has lost so much weight and is so skinny now. Why did she do it? She was perfect before. Please put 10 pounds back on. She looks wasted.

  • Lex

    Cheryl Cole doesn’t have a good figure anymore.
    She’s too skinny and a bad example to women around the country.
    She should have a healthy model figure that boasts an ample cleavage, fuller legs and a fuller backside.

  • Madam Gaga

    I guess this means we should expect one or two of the following judges from the UK X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent to join the USA X Factor’s judging panel as well:

    Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh, Amanda Holden, Michael Mcintyre

  • Braden

    Isn’t Paula Abdul rumored to be the last judge?

  • c

    bahaha they probably could’nt get anyone else! she is talentless and a terrible judge!

  • AbFab

    Love her Geordie accent! I understand her just fine.

  • http://twitter.com/BBBBryson Bryson

    CHERYL’S HATERS MAKE ME LAUGH! GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!

  • JOE

    ABOUT EFFEN TIME, I LOOOVE CHERYL…. PEOPLE WILL LOVE HER AND UNDERSTAND HER. EFF THE HATERS!!!

    CONGRATS CANT WAAAAAIIIIIITTTT!!!!!!!

  • una

    Cheryl is completely out of her depth. In the UK the mediocre and talentless received a great deal of attention but Americans will expect more than just a pretty face. This is going to be cringeworthy.

  • mattchew

    Beautiful face on her, but she has some of the most horrendous tattoos imaginable. Do a google image search to see what im talking about.

  • MEMEMEMEME just ME

    OMG I can’t believe this talentless/good for nothing female has been picked to judge others talent when she is herself has no talent or what so ever.

    Simon are u doing her or something?

  • Diane

    Its so dumb putting someone unknown as the judge. Unfortunatly for me, when I was in England I watched the Xfactor with her on it, and I didn’t like her. She was so rude to one of the contestants. Plus I hear that she’s a complete snob. That’s too bad for simon, having Idol and The voice with leading celebrities and the Xfactor US with an unknown person.

  • Emma

    To all the HATTERS,MEAN,JEALOUS,MISERABLE,ENVIOUS,SPITEFUL TWITS get a life. Cheryl Cole is AWESOME. Cheryl will be a great judge on U.S.XFactor and i love Cheryl cute accent

  • gee

    there stealing all are judges pls leave some for england :)

  • jj1234

    I’m so happy for Cheryl and I love Girls Aloud but I like Nadine better.

  • Alaia

    The US can have this trashy skank.

  • Jackson

    I really don’t like Cheryl on British XFactor so I don’t understand why they would want her on the US one. She is over-rated, hyped, talentless and totally annoying…..And yes I have a life and I’m loving every minute of it….

  • andreea

    she will be great.I’m not a fan of her, but I’ve seen her at X factor and she will be great judge and coach .If she will be as good as she was in Uk , she will become one of the best judges .Good job Simon.

  • http://www.aol.com Cameron

    No one is a hater Cheryl is talentless she cannot sing or perform live at all.The show will be a big flop, the Ameicans will not take kindly to the fact that Cheryl beat up and racially abused a black woman either and did not have the decency to admit fault.The Voice rules

  • CrisDizzle

    Seriously, who is she… NEVER HEARD OF HER??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1386370614 Ghassane

    i love her music , great singer , her latest LP was one of the best in 2009 ,Fight For This Love will be always a classic , great song ever made ( who in the US never herad it u MUST) , she cute , hot , and im excited for her to take over the US , well if the UK doesnt like her , the world is READY for her .

    If u dont like what i say inbox me on facebook Ghassane GHF

  • Stan

    Cheryl is so BEAUTIFUL. can’t wait to watch Cheryl asa judge on U.S.XFactor it will be AWESOME

  • Allie

    WORST DECISION EVER.

    I cannot believe they picked Cheryl over Nicole Scherzinger. The US audience knows who Nicole is, no-one has a clue who Cheryl is. Nicole was great last year – I hope they get her for the UK X Factor. Have they checked she can get a visa. Immigration don’t tend to like assault convictions and one that may have been racially motivated.

    But the biggest point is that she’s not that great a judge. She got the easiest category both years she won, she had the most talented contestant maybe ever this year with Rebecca Ferguson and couldn’t mentor her to a win. She didn’t know an elton john song that another contestant sang. She doesn’t know the US market – how would she cope with a country singer – she probably doesn’t know any country singers bar Taylor Swift.

    I did like Girls Aloud, her music’s ok (although she’s not great live) she’s really pretty and I feel sorry for her because of her husband’s numerous affairs, But’s she’s a bad judge and will be even worse on the US version. The Voice has Christina, the X Factor has a nobody.

  • hmm

    if you’re white and pretty, you can get away with anything!!! i know people who were convicted of shoplifting as teens that can no longer travel to the states but cheryl can be convicted of ASSAULT and be allowed to work a high profile gig???

  • Allie

    @hmm

    Yeah I don’t understand that either. It can’t just be a famous thing. Amy Winehouse wasn’t allowed to go to the grammy’s the year she won because of her criminal record. Lewis Hamilton (Nicole Scherzinger’s boyfriend) was cautioned by police in Australia last year for doing burn-outs and his lawyer asked for it not to go on his record so he could travel freely to the USA without problems and I’m sure Russell Brand was the same last year after his problems with the airport paparazzi. I’ll assume they have the visa sorted by now – it’ll be embarassingly funny if they haven’t. If they have it sorted, I don’t understand how she got one. Simon Cowell can’t carry that much weight with immigration, can he?

  • jay

    shes complete trash!!!!!! USA take her we could do with one less talentless racist!

  • lestaprop

    Hope the toilet attendant she hospitalised feels ths same about her success. But I bet her violent behaviour doesn’t keep her awake at night.

  • http://Twitter.com/BBBBryson Bryson

    FOR THOSE AMERICANS WHO ARE READING ALL THIS CHERYL HATE AND ARE NEW TO HEARING OF HER…. THIS BASHING IS COMING FROM ONLY UK PEOPLE! AND UK HATERS CAN SHUT THE HELL UP ITS US X FACTOR SO PISS OFF THIS DOESNT EVEN CONCERN U GUYS!

  • http://Twitter.com/BBBBryson Bryson

    And all racial aggrevated charges presented to her were all dropped by the jury in a vote of 7/7!

  • ElisaDay

    Anyone who calls her racist: she was married to Ashley Cole, hello??
    Geordie is the cutest accent of all the UK accents, she will do just fine in the US

  • Kate

    Cheryl Cole is AWESOME. U.S.XFACTOR WILL BE GREAT can’t wait

  • Olivia

    Cheryl is cool and everything but I just don’t get the Cheryl-thing!? What makes her stand out? She is attractive, but she’s not the most beautiful woman, nor is she the most educated when making a decision on other peoples talent and future.

  • Jayne

    I’m happy for Cheryl and I’m sure she’ll do a good job as a judge. I’m also a Geordie and my accent is a bit stronger than Cheryls, I was in California last year and never had a problem with people not understanding me. I normally got complements about my accent so I don’t see why people are saying no one in America will understand her. In the end she’s worked her self up from nothing to become a household name, fair enough shes not the best singer but to be fair most singers out there can’t sing great live, they’re popular because of looks, personality and cos they have good catchy music.

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