For the series returning to ITV1 and ITV2 later this summer, Nicole will be joining Tulisa to bring it back for the girls, next to male judges Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow.

“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.”

Having sold 15 million albums in one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, the Pussycat Dolls. Nicole took a break from the group and released a solo album in 2011, claiming the number one spot in the UK charts with the single Don’t Hold Your Breath. Today Nicole will be hitting Newcastle on the X Factor Judges Auditions Tour.

Although this won’t be Nicole’s first time on the show, having featured as a Guest Judge on The X Factor in 2010 and again this year in London during the current Auditions Tour.

 Nicole says: “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.”

 Richard Holloway, Managing Director, Thames, adds: “Nicole is an absolute star. She’s sold millions of records worldwide and she’s extremely well qualified as a Judge – she was brilliant when she stood in as a Guest Judge two years ago and again this year. We can’t wait to start working with her.”



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