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Simon Cowell makes big changes to the AGT panel

Simon Cowell has changed the judging panel and host on America's Got Talent for the coming season.

Out go Heidi Klum and Mel B as judges, both have been on the show for the past six years and Tara Banks will no longer host the show.

The new judges are announced as Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough who will join Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel on the panel.

Terry Crews who is currently hosting America's Got Talent - The Champions will now host the main show.

Julianne Hough is a two-time professional dance champion and has appeared as a judge on “Dancing with the Stars. Gabrielle Union is better known in America as an actress.

"One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of America’s Got Talent is its fearless drive to reinvent itself," said Meredith Ahr, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment.

"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.

"I am excited to see how their knowledge, compassion and sheer joy enhance the experience for acts and viewers alike. As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm."

Judges auditions for season 14 start in March.


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