Former X Factor USA judge Nicole Scherzinger is hot favourite to become a permanent panellist on the UK version of the show after it was confirmed that she’ll be guest judging yet again - this time at the Newcastle auditions.
The 33-year-old singer recently joined Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow at the London auditions and reportedly impressed producers so much that she has been offered the job on a one-series deal for £500,000.
As we previously reported, fans are said to be backing Anastacia for the vacant judging role after she wowed audiences at the Glasgow auditions earlier this week.The US star proved to have great chemistry with the other judges and cheekily asked a contestant what he was wearing under his kilt.
TV chiefs have yet to make an official announcement on who will take over as a full-time job after Kelly Rowland announced she was leaving the show earlier this year.
The auditions will conclude in Cardiff following the Newcastle auditions, and it is expected the permanent judge will be announced very soon.
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