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Nicole Scherzinger Rejoins ‘X Factor’ Judging Panel, This Time in the U.K.

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Remember months and months ago when Nicole Scherzinger got fired from ‘X Factor,’ and everyone was all like, “But whyyyy?” No, right? Let’s clarify that: we remember her getting the ax very clearly, but we totally didn’t question it. Girl was a snoozefest.

Anyway, it looks like the ex-Pussycat Doll is getting a second shot at being an ‘X Factor’ judge. But don’t worry! This time she’ll be a judge on the U.K. version of the show and we won’t have to deal with her lackluster critiques, dramatic tears and making 12-year-olds cry (although we can’t really blame her for that one — neither could Rachel Crow!).

Today (June 15), it was announced that she has officially joined the show after she served as a guest judge for the London auditions. ”I’m so excited to join the U.K. ‘X Factor’ family,” she said in a statement. “It’s where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle. I can’t wait to see what talent the U.K. has to offer and to help inspire and bring out the best in these artists.”

Nicole will be replacing Kelly Rowland as a judge on the panel, and will be reportedly making $1.1 million for her role as a judge. This news comes after Demi Lovato and Britney Spears were confirmed as her and Paula Abdul’s replacements on the U.S. version of the singing competition.

Watch Nicole Scherzinger Perform ‘Poison’ on the U.K. Version of ‘X Factor’

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