Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has joined X Factor 2012 as the permanent fourth judge.
Nicole was a guest judge on The X Factor in 2010 and again this year in London during the current auditions tour.
She will join Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Louis Walsh on Monday 18 June when the judges auditions tour rolls into Newcastle, and she’ll be in Cardiff for the final date of the tour on 25th June.
“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,” said Nicole.
“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 is a member of The Pussycat Dolls, the group sold 15 million albums and 37 million singles worldwide making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. After taking a break from the group in December 2010, Nicole released her album in 2011, claiming the number one spot in the UK charts with the single Don’t Hold Your Breath and she also reached the top five with singles Poison and Right There.
The series returns to ITV1 and ITV2 later this year.