British songstress and UK X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has reportedly secured a judging spot on the upcoming American version of the TV talent show. The former girl bander, 27, will take a seat beside fellow judge Simon Cowell, the creator of the show, when the X Factor premieres Stateside in Sept. 2011, The Sun scooped on Tuesday.
FOX bosses confirmed the deal after watching Cole on last weekend’s live show in London, at least one source told the paper.
“The execs love her good looks and the way she wears her heart on her sleeve.”
Also rumored to be joining the judges’ panel of X Factor is Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger, who made a splash when she filled-in as guest judge for Cheryl on the ITV series last summer.
Production begins next summer.