Nicole 'Choosing Between X Factor And Pop Career'
Scherzy said to be finding it tough to decide whether to return to show...
The Sun claims that bosses at the show are keen to retain the services of the former Pussycat Dolls star - and that they have tabled an offer worth around £1m.
But she is claimed to have told a friend: "I'm so torn right now. My heart wants me to come back and do the show as I had such a great time last year.
"But my album is coming out and I also need to focus on that. I don't think I can make it work. By trying to juggle the two, one or both will suffer."
And she is also reported to be afraid of getting stick from fans if she tries to spread herself too thinly.
She apparently told her pal: "I recall Kelly getting some harsh criticism when she went back to LA and missed a show. I don't want that to happen to me, as I love working with my acts. That's what made it so special."
The paper claims that her friends are encouraging her to return to the show, saying she'll regret it if she quits.
Noel Gallagher is reportedly being offered £2m to join the judging panel.