Cheryl Cole will appear as a judge on TV talent show "The X Factor" in the United States, her spokeswoman said on Thursday, ending months of speculation in the domestic press.

Cole, 27, has been a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the British version of the show for three years, raising her profile as a major celebrity.

But there have been doubts over whether her relatively low profile in the United States, and her Newcastle accent, would limit her appeal there.

Cowell, who is launching the U.S. edition of The X Factor on Fox television in September.