Nicole Scherzinger Joins Uk X Factor Line-Up
After being dropped from the US X Factor, Simon Cowell has decided that the ex-Pussycat Dolls judge will be perfect for the UK audiences. The singer was offered a cool half a million to replace Kelly Rowland to join Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa on the panel…
However, Nicole allegedly rejected the offer, which led to Simon upping her offer to £750,000. A source working on the show said: "Nicole has played the long game on this. She was offered a £500,000 deal a week ago but kept her counsel and managed to get this bumped up by another £250,000. She is thrilled with the offer and is expected to sign in the next day and be in place as the fourth permanent judge by Monday."
The insider continued: "Nicole thought her X Factor days were over when she was axed from the US X Factor but she was a hit with British viewers as a guest judge two years ago and when she helped out this series."
We will also see guest judges Rita Ora, Mel B and Geri Halliwell appear on the show, which will begin this summer.
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)