Many moons ago we heard that Nicole Scherzinger was in talks to judge ‘X Factor’. It seemed like it was going to happen, but there wasn’t a hard confirm to post… until today.
“I am thrilled to be asked by Simon Cowell to host The X Factor,” said Nicole, who recently served as a guest judge on the UK version. “I loved working alongside Simon on the U.K. show, and cannot wait to see what he has in store for the U.S. I’m so excited to work with Steve Jones and help discover astounding talent from across the country!”
Nicole will join Steve Jones, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Antonio “L.A.” Reid on the new reality show.
Check out the video to see Nicole talking about her new gig PLUS behind-the-scenes footage of her “Black Dog” recording session for the NBA.