14/08/2014 12:44 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

X Factor 2014: Mel B Is The Fourth Judge

It seems the endless speculation over the mystery fourth X Factor judge set to join the ITV talent show panel this year has come to an end. Finally.

Scary Spice Mel B has confirmed she'll be taking a pew beside Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh in 2014.

The 39-year-old former Spice Girl is thought to have met with talent show mogul Simon two weeks ago and agreed to sign up to the gig yesterday for a cool £1million.

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The news was officially confirmed by producers on Twitter, when they shared a snap of the new and complete panel.

"Mel B was Simon's number one choice for the final place on the panel," an insider told The Mirror. "He was really impressed when they met up and he likes her style and what she was saying she can bring to the show in their meeting.

The singer - who proved her self to be rather, er, opinionated during her stint of Australia's Got Talent - is also thought to have got the okay from Chezza.

"She is certainly not a shrinking violet and will say exactly what she thinks. She will stir things and be up for a laugh which is important," the source added.

"Cheryl knows Mel a little and whilst they are not best friends they are very different and she also believes Mel will work on the panel.

"Mel was Simon's choice but he did ask Cheryl's opinion and they both think she is a good choice."

If there's one person we know for sure who will be over the moon with this latest appointment, it's Hollywood darling Emma Stone AKA the world's biggest Spice Girl fan.

And if we're honest, we're pretty happy with Simon's decision too. Girl power!

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