Heidi Klum is set to preside over one fourth of the 'America’s Got Talent' judging panel. The German-American model, after some last minute negotiations, is off to New Orleans, where the first auditions are being taped.

She’ll team up with judges Howie Mandel, Howard Stern and fellow newbie Mel B, who, like Klum, could be recognised by name in a picture of the set obtained and published by celebrity gossip site, TMZ. Heidi has been the host and chief judge on Project Runway since the fashion reality show debuted back in 2005, which will give her some experience on judging talent, but we’re not sure how she’ll fair when someone tries to pull a knife out of their…. Mum, or something. Talking of her fashion exploits, Klum will be doubly satisfied as Germany’s Next Top Model has finally premiered in Germany, a full two months after completion. The reason for the delay was their decision to film segments in Dubai. “It all started when I thought why not invite Heidi and the whole production team here in Dubai. I felt that I was part of their family since I have been working with them for six consecutive years and wanted to show them what Dubai was really like,” explained fashion designer Furne One.” So, after a series of discussions, we finally made it happen.”

Heidi Klum, along with her boyfriend Martin Kristen, enjoys a day watching her children play soccer

Soccer mum Klum

Season 8 of the British-born, America’s Got Talent is set to air in May 2013.