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Heidi Klum added to judging panel on NBC's America's Got Talent

  • Supermodel and television host Heidi Klum revealed on Monday that she is to be a new judge on the popular TV show America's Got Talent.

    Klum will be the fourth judge on the talent show created by British music mogul Simon Cowell, along with comedian Howie Mandel, radio presenter Howard Stern and former Spice Girl Mel B. The show will continue to be hosted by Nick Cannon.

    In a statement, broadcaster NBC said: "As we look to develop an act that will get the world's attention, we and the contestants will benefit from Heidi's international sensibility and understanding of what works in today's global entertainment industry.”

    The show is open to singers, dancers and other performers vying to win a top prize of $1 million.

    In addition to her new gig, Klum also hosts fashion-design competition Project Runway on the Bravo network as well as model competition Germany's Next Top Model in her native country.

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