Mel B officially joins the X Factor

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Simon Cowell: “She is feisty, opinionated and, I believe, will be a great mentor.”

It was pretty much the worst kept secret recently, but it has now been confirmed that Mel B will be joining the X Factor judging panel.

The former Spice girl was a guest judge in 2012 and says, as she was back then, she’s gonna be totally honest with contestants.

“Honesty is the best policy – right? And that’s what I’m going to bring more of this year,” she said. “ Whether it’s spotting an incredible singer, giving someone a reality check or debating with Simon over who’s got it wrong!”

The X Factor creator, Simon Cowell is back on the frontline for the first time since 2010 said: “I am thrilled that Mel B has agreed to be a Judge. I thought she was fantastic as a guest Judge.

“She is feisty, opinionated and, I believe, will be a great mentor.”

Mel joins Simon, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh in the search for this year’s X Factor star.  Dermot O’Leary will also return as the show’s host.

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