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Ricky Martin confirmed as judge for new Simon Cowell boyband talent show

Ricky Martin will appear as a judge on a new Simon Cowell TV talent show.

The singer will take a seat on La Banda, which aims to find the next Latino boyband.

Auditions will take place from March in Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, New York, Miami and Texas.

Martin said: "I am very excited to be a part of this innovative programme, together with Simon Cowell. Our community needs musical projects in order to cultivate its talents, which is why I feel it’s the perfect moment for a show like La Banda.

"There is so much talent to be discovered and I’m sure we’ll find the next musical phenomenon with the help of not only the judges but also the fans."

Cowell added: "We are on a search for a world class band and we needed a world class judge and that’s why I’m thrilled to announce Ricky Martin as our first judge on La Banda. I know Ricky and he is as excited and passionate as me about the show and I know he’s going to do an amazing job."

La Banda is due to premiere in September.

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Watch Ricky Martin being interviewed below: