Heidi Klum joins America’s Got Talent

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum
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NBC has confirmed that Heidi Klum will be the fourth and final judge on the upcoming season of its competition series America’s Got Talent.

The 39-year-old was spotted on the set of AGT while filming in New Orleans on Sunday.

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The former Victoria’s Secret model said in a statement, “America’s Got some serious Talent! I’m really excited to join the panel of AGT to see it all—from the ridiculous to the fantastic!” continuing she wrote, “I love the surprise element of the show and not knowing what we’ll see next and who will wow us. I’m also looking forward to spending time with my fellow judges—Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B!”

The cat was out of the bag yesterday when TMZ posted a photo from the set of AGT of the judge’s chairs. The photo showed the name “Heidi” above one of the chairs leading to speculation that Klum was the newest judge.

Howie Mandel tweeted yesterday, “SURPRISE! Heidi Klum Joined The Judges Panel Of America’s Got Talent!,” while Klum tweeted, “Excited 2 join @HowardStern @HowieMandel @OfficialMelB & @nickcannon on @nbcagt as new judge! Will be so fun!”

Klum is the latest personality to join the show, following Mel B who took over Sharon Osbourne’s seat. Historically AGT had a 3 judge panel, but with the addition of Klum it brings the total number of judges to 4.

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