Nicole Scherzinger Confirmed For The X Factor
The Pussycat Doll will replace Kelly Rowland on the UK panel...
Nicole Scherzinger has officially been confirmed as the fourth judge on Kelly Rowlandand a [uuid=6445de8e-0286-40ef-9ecf-fb86bceb1734]Pussycat Dolls star will now join Louis Walsh on this year's series of the show.
Speaking of her new role, Scherzinger stated: "I'm so excited to join the UK X Factor family. It's where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle. I can't wait to see what talent the UK has to offer and to help inspire and bring out the best in these artists."
Peter Fincham, Director of Television at ITV, said: “Nicole will bring her wealth of experience, both as a solo artist, and as a member of a group, to this year's Judging panel. We're delighted that she'll be joining us for the forthcoming series.”
Richard Holloway, Managing Director of Thames, adds: "Nicole is an absolute star. She's sold millions of records worldwide and she's extremely well qualified as a Judge.
"She was brilliant when she stood in as a Guest Judge two years ago and again this year. We can't wait to start working with her."
Charles Garland, Chief Executive of Syco Entertainment claimed: “We are delighted to welcome back Nicole to the UK X Factor.
"Nicole is a global star and proved to be extremely popular with viewers when she guest judged for the UK panel two years ago and it’s great to have her on the team.”
Earlier today (15th June), it was reported that the Wet singer had signed a £750,000 deal to join the ITV series, with a source telling The Sun she was "thrilled" with the offer.
She will take up her new role on Monday (18th June) when the Judges Auditions Tour rolls into Newcastle, and she’ll be in Cardiff for the final date of the tour on 25th June.