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Mel B replacing Sharon Osbourne as ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge

The former Spice Girls member and “Dancing With the Stars” participant, Melanie Brown, will replace Sharon Osbourne on “America’s Got Talent’s” judging panel this summer. Brown, commonly known as “Mel B,” will appear on the show’s eighth season alongside fellow judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel.

“This exciting addition of the dynamic Mel B to our lineup of judges promises that fans will see a strong, talented and opinionated woman match up against our equally outspoken judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel,’ stated NBC reality chief Paul Telegdy. “Her presence has powder-keg potential for lots of fireworks this summer as the No. 1-rated ‘America’s Got Talent’ will return with even bigger and more exotic acts than any year before.”

Brown recently completed a two-season run as judge on the Australian edition of “The X Factor” and for one season was co-host of the Australian “Dancing With the Stars.”