Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she only returned to The X Factor because of Louis Walsh.
The Pussycat Doll singer has told how she would have never made a comeback if Louis wasn't on the panel alongside her.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Nicole said: "I would never have done it without Louis.
"And Louis said he wasn't doing it without me."
Nicole, who sits alongside Louis, Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell on the new look judging line up, added: "I'm having so much fun, and loving being back with the OGs of X Factor – we are the original gangster panel.
"Mrs O is the most gangster, and then me and then Simon and then Louis."
Meanwhile Louis has claimed he also helped secure Sharon's return for what will be her third stint behind the judges' desk.
Revealing he had to help persuade Sharon to say yes to The X Factor once again, Louis spilled recently: "Getting Sharon back was a tough job because she and Simon don't see eye to eye."
Louis went on to rave over Nicole, branding her the 'best judge'.
He said: "I think she's amazing. She can really, really sing. She did Cats, she can sing, perform, act."
The X Factor 2016 begins next month on ITV.