Smith may judge US version of ‘The X Factor’

Updated: Jan 10, 2011, 21:21 PM IST

Melbourne: Hollywood actor Will Smith has reportedly been signed by British pop mogul Simon Cowell to be a judge on the American version of ‘The X Factor’.

the launch of the show in 2011.

"Simon thinks Will and Cheryl will be a brilliant formula. He’s one of the biggest names in America, and considered to be a talented musician as well as actor," a daily quoted a source as telling a tabloid.

"Simon is desperate to make the US X Factor the biggest show in the world ... It is a completely new challenge and he is genuinely excited by it," added the source.

‘The X Factor’ is due to premiere in the US in September.