Former Spice Girl Mel B is set to join the judging panel of America’s Got Talent.

The Hollywood Reporter says the NBC talent show has signed Mel B up to replace the departing Sharon Osbourne. She will take her place on the panel alongside Howard Stern and Howie Mandel just weeks before the show’s audition rounds start.

The singer has previous television experience of working on programmes such as the Australian versions of The X Factor and Dancing with the Stars.

Sharon Osbourne announced she was leaving the show last August after she claimed NBC fired her son from the show Stars Earn Stripes after he was diagnosed with MS. NBC has rejected the claims.