Gabrielle Union has joined the ‘America’s Got Talent’ judging panel.
Spice Girls singer Mel B and German supermodel Heidi Klum are set to depart the show, with the former ‘Dancing With the Stars’ professional Julianne Hough and the ‘Bring It On’ actress Gabrielle Union taking their places alongside Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel.
And that’s not the only change to the show as Terry Crews, who hosts midseason spin-off ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’, will be taking over presenting duties from Tyra Banks.
Meredith Ahr, President of Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment said: “One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of America’s Got Talent is its fearless drive to reinvent itself.
“The next evolution of the format brings in fresh expert eyes to join Simon and Howie on the panel. Gabrielle and Julianne are two of the most aspirational women in the business, on top of being electric entertainers with talent across disciplines. As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm.”
Both Julianne and Gabrielle are very excited about their new jobs. Gabrielle posted on her Twitter account:
So excited about this!! Let's gooooo! https://t.co/TRGIQY6xu6
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 11, 2019
Programme chiefs are equally delighted with the new-look panel. Trish Kinane, Fremantle President of Entertainment Programming, said in a statement: “Our millions of longtime viewers have already embraced Terry as the host of ‘AGT: The Champions’, and we are excited to welcome Gabrielle and Julianne to the ‘AGT’ family.
“They are ready to bring a new level of expertise, energy, entertainment, and fun to our judging panel.”
The new television role is not the only thing Union fans can expect from the talented actress. The mother of one recently took to the Gram to tease a new movie which is set to be the culmination of the “Being Mary Jane” series.
The series finale movie is set to drop on April 16th.