THE X FACTOR: Cherly Cole Out, Nicole Scherzinger In, It’s Official

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So, we knew Cheryl Cole was out of FOX’s THE X FACTOR, and despite rumors over the weekend that she had been asked to come back to the show, it has now been officially announced that ex-Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger, who was originally going to host the show, will be replacing Cole as a judge.

You can find the statement from Fox and The X Factor producers FremantleMedia and Syco TV:

“Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of The X Factor. Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million dollar recording deal. Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on The X Factor for the UK version of the show in 2010. Steve Jones will act as sole host of The X Factor.”

(Source: TVLine)

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