It’s official. Former Spice Girl Mel B is joining The X Factor judging panel.
Seven today confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in town, that the singer once known as “Scary Spice” will sit alongside Guy Sebastian and Ronan Keating for the 2011 season -the third time the brand has aired in Australia.
There is still no confirmation of a fourth judge, rumoured to be Natalie Bassingthwaighte.
Both Kyle Sandilands and Natalie Imbruglia are out of the mix this season.
Mel B, who appeared as a guest mentor in the series last year with much success, is also heavily pregnant and due to give birth in August with a production break planned between auditions and live shows.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of The X Factor Australia,” she said today. “I love Australia and can’t wait to see all the amazing talent the country has to offer.”
Since ending with the Spice Girls, Mel B has pursued a solo recording career with three albums, an appearance on the US Dancing With The Stars, and her own reality show, Mel B: It’s A Scary World.
A first round of auditions wrapped earlier this month.