(LOS ANGELES) — Heidi Klum has signed on to be the fourth judge on the upcoming season of America’s Got Talent, reports TMZ.
Sources close to NBC state that the model and Project Runway host committed to the show at virtually the last minute, with taping of the first auditions scheduled for New Orleans on Monday.
TMZ also published a photo, taken on Sunday, of the AGT set, which clearly shows the name “Heidi” underneath her own judge’s “X,” which is used to indicate a “no vote” for hopeful acts.
Klum will join Howie Mandel and Howard Stern at the judges’ table, along with Spice Girl Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, who is also new to the show this season.
Last season, America’s Got Talent employed three judges: Mandel, Stern and Sharon Osbourne, who left after the finale.
The new season of America’s Got Talent will debut in the summer.
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Jeff Peterson, Deseret News
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