Katie, better known as Jordan who was previously linked to the show in 2011 will be replacing Tulisa on the panel, who is set to depart from the show after two series judging hopeful contestants.
An ITV source revealed "It certainly comes as a surprise but Simon and the producers believe that Katie will be a very charismatic judge and are confident that her friendship with former contestant Rylan Clark will make her a hit with the audience."
Katie is best known for her two appearances on ITV1 reality show 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' where she famously got together with ex-husband Peter Andre in 2004.
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