Nicole Scherzinger doesn’t know if she’ll be back on X Factor this year


Nicole Scherzinger says she doesn’t yet know if she’ll be back on The X Factor in 2018.

It follows rumours that Cheryl could be brought back to replace her.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Nicole said of returning to the panel this year: “We’ll see what happens.”

She joked: “Simon is so f****** last minute we know in the same month that he announces it.”

The talent contest’s latest series has only just finished its live shows, but speculation is already rife about next year.

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Louis Walsh claims he and Sharon Osbourne have already agreed to remain on the judging panel, while Simon Cowell is also expected to stick around.

However, Nicole recently hinted that she could quit, telling The Sun there are still “things I want to achieve, musically”.

Reports have since suggested that Cheryl could make a full-time comeback, with her boyfriend Liam Payne quoted as saying that Simon is “desperate” to have her.

However last year the ‘Poison’ singer told OK Magazine that X Factor bosses had asked her back.

While she’s yet to sign on the dotted line, she is eager to “make it work”.

“I love it so most likely I will come back,” said Nicole (quotes via The Sun). “I never know what’s going to happen but The X Factor feels like family to me.

“I’ve been asked to return and hopefully we can make it work.

“The show is too much fun for me not to come back. I love this job and I love this country.”

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Nicole has judged four series of The X Factor to date, including last year’s fourteenth run.

She has claimed victory twice, winning in 2012 with James Arthur and 2016 with Matt Terry.

The X Factor will be back in 2018 as part of a three-year deal that ITV and production company FremantleMedia reached last September.