Nicole Scherzinger has officially been confirmed as the replacement judge for Kelly Rowland, joining the X Factor UK panel full time just a year after being scrapped from the US version of the show.
Talking about the new role, Nicole said: “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 for ITV, added: “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.”
Nicole will become a full-time judge this coming Monday when the auditions hit Newcastle.