Nicole Scherzinger Confirmed For X Factor Return

Nicole Scherzinger has been confirmed to be making a return to the X Factor judging panel.

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Andrew Lloyd Weber has said that the former Pussycat Dolls star will be leaving her role in stage show Cats to return to the itv show this year.

In an interview with the Economist Radio, the composer said that he was ‘furious’ with Nicole’s decision which she only made a mere week before rehearsals were due to start.

“A week before we were going to go into rehearsal with Cats on Broadway, which luckily I’m not producing, she calls me and says she’s decided she wants to do X Factor, having agreed everything,” he said, adding:

“I mean, she’s crazy. But the American producers just took a view - ‘Well, fine, we’ll get somebody else’, because she’s actually not very well known in America amazingly. She’s much better known here.”

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“I’m furious because I really believe she’s the most fantastically talented girl and I went out on a limb to get her for the London Palladium here, and it makes me look like an absolute twot with them all.

"But never mind, there’ll be another girl on Broadway and Nicole will not get her Tony Award.”

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However, she will get her seat on the X Factor judging panel alongside Simon Cowell.

Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne are widely rumoured to be completing the panel after Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw were confirmed to not be returning.