Mel B will be returning to Australia later this year – but she has joined a new network and a new reality talent search.
Nine has confirmed the former Spice Girl has defected from Seven to join their revamped version of Australia’s Got Talent, set to air later this year.
“Australia's Got Talent and now @GotTalentAU's got Judge number one... @OfficialMelB! #GotTalentAU,” the official Channel 9 Twitter account tweeted on Sunday afternoon after promos had begun screening promoting Mel B on Australia’s Got Talent.
Seven axed Australia’s Got Talent after flagging ratings and growing costs.
Mel B, who has been a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor for the past two years, left Australia recently to join the panel of America’s Got Talent alongside Heidi Klum.
Her replacement on X Factor is yet to be announced, as is her fellow judges on Australia’s Got Talent.
Former Australia’s Got Talent judge Dannii Minogue spoke of her fondness for Mel B at the weekend and said she hoped she would fill her shoes on British X Factor, where Minogue was a judge for a number of years.
Ironically, it is Minogue’s spot on Australia’s Got Talent which Mel B will be filling, possibly next to Minogue’s former X Factor rival Sharon Osbourne, who is also rumoured to be heading Down Under.
“Mel B would be amazing. She rules the roost over on Australian X Factor,” Minogue told British newspaper The Mirror over what she thought of Mel B joining British X Factor.And in what would be a bizarre turn of events, Mingoue is the leading candidate to replace Mel B on Australia's X Factor, which begins production on its next series in May.
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