SiCo 'Wants To Keep Nicole Scherzinger On X Factor'
Show boss reportedly delighted with her performance on this year's show...
The Sun claims that the reality TV mogul has been impressed with former Pussycat Dolls star Nic's performance as a judge so far this year, having moved her over from the US version of the show.
A source said: "It is fair to say that Simon and the production team have been thrilled with Nicole's performance. She has been absolutely great.
"Simon is a huge fan of hers and the production team think she has been a revelation. There won't be any decision on the make-up of the 2013 panel until next year but she has certainly made a good impression.
"Simon is really up for her coming back."
Nic has also apparently expressed her desire to settle in London.
She said: "I am loving it, I really am.
"I am loving it so much that I am thinking about moving here next year. I am having a great time here."
But the same report also claims that the return of her fellow judge Tulisa Contostavlos is far from guaranteed - with bosses apparently unhappy with poor timekeeping and her personal life overshadowing the show.
The source added: "Tulisa has got to pull her socks up."
We told you earlier this morning how Tulisa had been tangling with Lord Sugar on Twitter.
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