Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Mel B to spice up America’s Got Talent

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Newspix / Rex Features (1691300c) Mel B Marie Claire Woman of The Year Awards, Sydney, Australia - 11 Apr 2012

Mel B is set to replace Sharon Osbourne as judge on America’s Got Talent, after it was revealed that boss Simon Cowell “really wanted her.”

The Spice Girl is reported to be replacing the departing Sharon Osbourne on the new season of the show and is said to be in the final stages of signing up.

MailOnline reports that boss Simon Cowell is very keen on 37-year-old Scary Spice taking part on the hit NBC summer programme.

“Simon loves trying people out on his shows,” a source told the website. “Mel's already been a judge on X Factor Australia and it's too far for her to keep taking the kids.

“She did want to do X Factor UK, but Simon really wanted her to do America's Got Talent.

Mel, 37, is set to join fellow judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the talent show.

Simon is said to be particularly impressed by the singer’s candid style.

“She's outspoken and never afraid to speak her mind, she makes for good TV,” the source added.

“NBC execs will be watching through their eyes - let's hope they won't be using the delay button on live TV.”

Mel, who is married to Stephen Belafonte, has some experience on TV talent shows, having occasionally appeared as a guest judge on the UK X Factor

The new report contradicts rumours that Simon had planned to put his sometime paramour Carmen Electra in Sharon's seat.

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