X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger confirmed as fourth judge

  • 15 June 2012
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The wait is finally over! X Factor bosses have confirmed Nicole Scherzinger is replacing Kelly Rowland as the fourth full-time judge.

She'll join Gary, Louis and Tulisa from Monday when the auditions hit Newcastle.

Nicole said: "I'm so excited to join the UK X Factor family. It's where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle."

The singer was a guest judge in 2010, when she helped discover One Direction!

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."

Nicole was also a judge on The X Factor USA last year, but was sacked alongside Paula Abdul.