April 4th, 2011
01:17 PM ET
One more seat has reportedly been filled at the judges' table for "The X Factor."
PopEater reports that British pop singer Cheryl Cole will bring her act across the pond as the latest judge for the American version of Simon Cowell's talent competition.
The rumor is that newly-appointed judge Antonio "L.A." Reid told British publication The Sun that Cole has been tapped to continue the role she currently has as a judge on the British version of the show.
"We're gonna compete against 'American Idol' just fine," Reid reportedly said. "I'm very confident. But along with Simon Cowell and Cheryl, I don't know who the other judge is."
Cole, who is a singer/songwriter, knows all about talent competitions. She became a member of the group Girls Aloud via the U.K. reality show "Popstars: The Rivals" and has been a judge on the original "X Factor" since 2008.
But according to a rep for Cole, “The stories are all speculation." The rep added to CNN that "no comment has been made," and Fox also declined to comment.
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