FOX has confirmed that Nicole Scherzinger has replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge on the upcoming U.S. version of The X Factor:
“Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of The X Factor. Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million dollar recording deal. Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on The X Factor for the UK version of the show in 2010. Steve Jones will act as sole host of The X Factor.”
Scherzinger was originally set as a co-host. The X Factor premieres this fall on FOX.