As we reported earlier this morning, Nicole Scherzing has signed a deal to become the fourth full-time judge on The X Factor.
Now, the former Pussycat Doll has confirmed the news, saying, "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. 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."
So it bad luck for stand-in judges Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Leona Lewis, Rita Ora and Anastacia!
Director of television at ITV Peter Fincham is also seems pretty happy about Nicole's appointment, commenting, "Nicole will bring her wealth of experience, both as a solo artist, and as a member of a group, to this year's judging panel. We're delighted that she'll be joining us for the forthcoming series."
Not long now and The X Factor will be back on our screens - Yipeeeeeee!