08:54 09 May 2011
US pop star Nicole Scherzinger and Welsh television presenter Steve Jones have been revealed as the new hosts of the American X Factor.
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole, who appeared as a judge on the programme last year, has said she was "thrilled" with her new role.
While Jones, who has presented channel four weekend show T4 in the past, said he "couldn't be happier" about co-hosting the show.
The full judges line-up has also been revealed, after months of speculation.
Former UK judge Cheryl Cole will join Antonio 'LA' Reid, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell on the US panel.
Cowell said that he thought the Scherzinger, other half of F1 ace Lewis Hamilton, and Jones would work well together, saying:
"I have always wanted Steve to work with us, I think he is a real star. Nicole is fantastic.
"I loved working with her on the UK X Factor last year. She is gorgeous and super-talented."
Jones said of the opportunity:
"The ability to work day in and day out with Simon Cowell is a dream come true.
"I have been approached about working in the States before, but never felt right about those opportunities, but when The X Factor came up, I leapt at the opportunity."
The US X Factor is looking for undiscovered talent from the ages of 12 and over, with the overall winner receiving a massive $5million recording contract.
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