First there was Geri Halliwell, then there was Leona Lewis, then came the luscious Rita Ora – and we’ve just heard that Nicole Scherzinger has become the latest lady to be confirmed as a guest judging spot on The X Factor.
“I'm super excited to be back in London for The X Factor,” a very excited Nicole announced. “Last time I was here we found One Direction and I can't wait to find more unique and interesting talent here in the UK."
Scherzy (as we like to call her) is obviously no stranger to this judging lark – not only did she controversially take over Cheryl Cole’s panel position on the US version of the show, but she also did some guest-judging for the British edition two years ago.
It’s thought that the full-time judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh are looking for someone they can really gel with to take on the role for the live shows – and sadly for Geri, she doesn’t seemed to have gone down as well as she’d hoped. As we told you this morning though, newbie on the block Rita Ora seems to be impressing her fellow judges and audiences alike, although it's not clear yet whether her lack of experience will count against her.
There were also some surprise visitors to the London-based auditions today. Boybanders JLS decided to drop in to scope out some of the talent. But apparently the lads looked a teeny bit fidgety when another boyband sang one of their songs… ooh, we can't wait to see how that went when it's on telly.
Back to Scherzy though – and the pretty ex-Pussycat Doll will be taking her chair on the panel tomorrow at the 02 Arena London. And frankly, we’re expecting some great results because as the lady herself says… last time she was here, they managed to find One Direction. We’ll be expecting equal excellence!