Just as Simon Cowell has revealed his mastermind plan for the next series of the X Factor, which will see himself return to the judging panel, Nicole Scherzinger has confirmed she will not be returning to the show.
This morning Cheryl Cole teases her return to X Factor with a #ThrowbackThursday photo on Instagram.
Citing wanting to get on with her music for her reason to not return to the show, the former Pussycat Doll singer is said to be ‘heartbroken’ about having to chose between the talent show and her music.
Nicole, reportedly spent months over the ‘agonising’ decision on whether to return to the hit ITV talent show.
Nicole, who replaced Cheryl after she was axed from the X Factor USA, has this opened the door even wider for Cheryl’s return?
Simon told reporters this week he had met with Cheryl and offered her a her a judging role and was now awaiting her decision saying ‘To be fair to Cheryl, it hasn’t been about the money with her. ‘It’s about whether she wants to do it and whether she can handle the pressure, so I’m not quite sure yet [if she will come back].’
‘I thought she looked and sounded the best I’ve seen her in years.