"Simon thinks Will and Cheryl will be a brilliant formula. He's one of the biggest names in America, and considered to be a talented musician as well as actor," the Herald Sun quoted a source as telling the Sunday Mirror. "Simon is desperate to make the US X Factor the biggest show in the world. It is a completely new challenge and he is genuinely excited by it," added the source.
'The X Factor" is due to premiere in the US in September.
Melbourne (ANI): Hollywood actor Will Smith has reportedly been signed by British pop mogul Simon Cowell to be a judge on the American version of 'The X Factor". Smith is apparently set to join UK singer Cheryl Cole and another as yet unnamed female judge for the launch of the show in 2011.