LA Reid ‘confirms’ Cheryl Cole will judge US ‘X Factor’

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2011, 11:39 AM IST

London: Producer LA Reid seems to have confirmed that Cheryl Cole has landed a job on US X Factor’s judging panel.

Reid - the only person officially announced so far as being on the show - appears to have let the news slip before it could be revealed by show boss Simon Cowell, reports the Daily Mail.

When asked about how X Factor USA would differ from American Idol, Reid said: “We’re gonna compete against American Idol just fine. I’m very confident. But along with Simon Cowell and Cheryl, I don’t know who the other judge is.”

Simon has been spending the past two months trying to persuade bosses at network Fox that Cheryl was the right person for the job - despite their reservations.

They had fears that not only was the star too little known in the States, but that viewers would have problems understanding her Geordie accent.

Nicole Scherzinger meanwhile is favourite to take over the presenting role on the show.

ANI