Nicole Scherzinger has confirmed that she will not be returning to X Factor USA for the next series.
Rumours about Nicole's future reached boiling point yesterday, when host Steve Jones announced that he had finished on the programme. With that in mind, it was no surprise when Scherzinger posted on Facebook yesterday (Jan 31) to say:
"I wanted to let you know directly from me that it's true I won't be returning to The X Factor." Adding: "Looking forward to an exciting year ahead and making great music and more! I'm grateful for the love you always give me."
Meanwhile, Paula Abdul has also been axed by X Factor boss Simon Cowell, leaving just himself and L.A. Reid on the panel.