Recent rumors say Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will soon be announced as the host of the new edition. According to People, Scherzinger will join the judges Antonio “LA” Reid and Cowell himself in the American version of the British hit show, with a third judge position still vacant.
“I absolutely adore her. She’s gorgeous and ruthlessly ambitious,” Cowell commented on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show last March.
Scherzinger appeared in the British version of The X Factor last summer as a guest judge and appealed to the whole team. Judge Louis Walsh welcomed Scherzinger, saying: “This girl has the X Factor in every way. She was incredibly impressive and ticked every box.”
There is no word on whether or not Scherzinger will co-host the American show, but Cowell has hinted he would like two hosts.
The X Factor will be launched this fall on FOX.