'X Factor': Cheryl Cole, 'complete brat' to Simon Cowell, officially joins as a judge

simon-cowell-cheryl-cole.jpgEven though the news kind of broke last week, "The X Factor" has announced Cheryl Cole as one of the judges who will join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the panel. The official tweet reads, "BRITISH POP SUPERSTAR CHERYL COLE JOINS ANTONIO "L.A." REID AND SIMON COWELL ON "THE X FACTOR" JUDGES PANEL."

Cole says in a statement, "I just can't decide whether I am more excited to find and nurture the talent or for the unbelievable amount of amusement and entertainment I will have watching Simon doing everything and anything he can to beat me. He's tried to beat me for three years in the U.K., and hasn't even come close. His ego must be so bruised. America is gonna love this."

And Cowell says in a statement, "I'm thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with. She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent."

We are looking forward to their on-camera snarking at each other. Are you getting excited, "X Factor" fans? And also - when do we get the Paula Abdul official announcement?
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