After months of speculation, Cheryl Cole has been confirmed as a judge on the US version of X Factor.
The Newcastle-born beauty's PR company took to Twitter to announce: "It's official. Cheryl Cole is confirmed as a judge on the US X Factor".
Cheryl will be joining American songwriter and record producer LA Reid and Simon Cowell on the judging panel.
Rumours are abound that former American idol judge Paula Abdul will take up the remaining place.
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