In Pictures: Nicole Scherzinger is glam for latest X Factor 2012 auditions

Tulisa and Nicole

It was Nicole Scherzinger's first day as the new X Factor UK judge yesterday, as auditions rolled into Newcastle.

It's the penultimate stop for the auditions tour, before they move to Cardiff next week, and the first time try outs have been held in the city for some years.

“I’m so excited to join the UK X Factor family," Nicole said after being announced as the new judge last week. "It's where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle."

She added: "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.”

Browse pictures of Nicole on the X Factor panel below!

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