Breaking News: Cheryl Cole Confirmed As US ‘X Factor’ Judge

After much speculation, it can be confirmed: Cheryl Cole has signed on to be the third judge for the US version of the hit British show, ‘X Factor.’ She’ll join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. Cheryl is a judge on the British version of the show. Here’s what she had to say:

“I’m so excited to be taking part in the American version of ‘The X Factor’. I absolutely love it here in the UK, 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 UK, and hasn’t even come close. His ego must be so bruised. America is gonna love this.”

Someone who can BEAT Simon? I’ve gotta see this! Apparently, we haven’t heard about all the judges yet, either: there’s going to be a fourth judge, and it’s expected to be Paula Abdul. I have to say, ‘X Factor’ is sounding more and more interesting :).

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