It has been confirmed that Mel B will be a judge on the Australian 'X Factor'.

The former Spice Girl will be replacing radio DJ Kyle Sandilands on the panel for the talent show.

She said of her new role: "I love Australia and can't wait to see all the amazing talent the country has to offer."

Mel B will be joining Boyzone's Ronan Keating and Australian singer Guy Sebastian in the judging panel.

The star is due to give birth to her first child with husband Stephen Belafonte in June or July, with filming for the show commencing just weeks after her due date.