Producer LA Reid has revealed that Cheryl Cole is to be one of the judges on US X Factor.
Reid was speaking at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards where he outlined his plans to "compete against American Idol".
It looks like there's already a bit of a love-in going on between Reid and Cheryl. A 'source' (probably an X Factor PR) speaking to the Sunday People revealed Reid "believes Cheryl has that rare ability to connect with viewers that few others have".
In other news, Stevie Wonder is also eager for a place on the X Factor panel.