Nicole Scherzinger named as X Factor judge

Nicole Scherzinger will join the judging panel on the new series of ITV1's The X Factor.

Nicole Scherzinger will join ITV1's The X Factor. Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

The singer will join Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos on the talent show in a reported £750,000 deal.

The former Pussycat Dolls star - who is dating Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton - replaced Cheryl Cole on the US version of the show after the Girls Aloud singer was dropped from the panel last year.