Monday, June 18, 2012

Nicole Scherzinger joins UK’s X Factor

Just months after former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger was dismissed as a judge on the US reality series X Factor, there’s word that she is resurfacing in the same role on the UK version of the series.

With her post-Pussycat music career stalled, Scherzinger has decided to return to television.

Billboard reports Scherzinger will replace Kelly Rowland at the judges' table.

Nicole has reportedly already served as a stand-in judge during the show's May auditions; the UK series will air its new season in August.

"I'm so excited to join the UK X Factor family," Scherzinger tweeted on Friday. "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."

Scherzinger helped launch the show's U.S. edition alongside Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid last fall. She, Abdul and host Steve Jones were dismissed at the conclusion of the show’s disappointing first year, with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato taking over judging spots on the show's upcoming season.

The Pussycat Dolls The Pussycat Dolls

See also:

Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger & Steve Jones gone from X Factor
VIDEO: Nicole Scherzinger performs on X Factor