Katy Perry confirmed as American Idol judge

Katy Perry says she's "honoured and thrilled" to be added to the judging panel for American Idol.

The singer's the first celebrity to be announced for the show, which returns to US television next year.

American Idol originally aired on the Fox network, but is switching to rival channel ABC.

Meanwhile yesterday we reported Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was "in talks" to join the new look show.

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