X Factor 2014 judges: Nicole Scherzinger proves more popular than Cheryl Cole!

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X Factor fans want Nicole Scherzinger back on the show this year rather than Cheryl Cole.

At least that's according to the votes in our poll over the past few days which has seen over 2,000 votes.

Almost half of you (49%) backed Nicole to comeback to the show this year for what would be her third series.

It compares to 27% supporting Cheryl Cole's return to the show for the first time since 2010.

Almost two-fifths of voters (19%) wanted BOTH on the panel this year leaving 5% voting to get them both off the show altogether.

Unfortunately for you lot, it seems that Nicole is on her way out.

Following the rumours of Nicole's exit, Simon Cowell tweeted last night: “Nicole will always be a part of the X factor family.”

He revealed: “Now signed to Sony as an artist.”

But Nicole leaving doesn't automatically mean that Cheryl will be back with Simon saying this week that the ball was in her court now.

“It’s about whether she wants to do it and deal with it again,” Simon said this week, confirming talks between Cheryl and show producers. “She’s looking and sounding the best I’ve seen her in years.”

Speaking at auditions from Britain’s Got Talent, the record label boss added: “I would love Cheryl to come back.

“I tell you why. Apart from the fact she is a star, when she is on it she is on it. So we will have to wait and see.”

Continue to vote in our Nicole v Cheryl poll below...

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The X Factor 2014 will air in the summer on ITV.

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