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Mel C on Mel B X Factor role: "She's the best person for the job"

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Mel C has congratulated Mel B after hearing that she is joining the new series of The X Factor.

The singer told Digital Spy that her former Spice Girls bandmate is "the best person for the job".

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Mel C says Mel B is the "best person for the job"


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Earlier today (June 11), it was confirmed that Mel B is joining Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole on this year's panel.

Mel C said: "I'm really pleased Mel B is going to be the new X Factor judge. She is, without a doubt, the best person for the job - they don't call her Scary for nothing!"

The 'Feels So Good' singer previously appeared as a guest judge on the 2012 series. She has also judged on the Australian version of the show, as well as America's Got Talent.

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Mel B joins Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh on this year's panel


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On joining the UK series, Mel B said: "I've always thought honesty is the best policy when being a judge and that's what I'm going to bring more of this year - whether it's spotting an incredible singer, giving someone a reality check or debating with Simon over who's got it wrong!

"Now I can't wait to get started and find some amazing talent."

The first filmed X Factor auditions this year will take place in Manchester on Monday (June 16), while the show will return to ITV later this year.

Are you happy that Mel B is the fourth judge on The X Factor?
Yes - I can't wait to see what she'll bring to the panel!38.69%
No - I wanted someone else!41.34%
Maybe - I'll wait and see how she is on the show19.97%

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