Nicole Scherzinger Officially Replaces Cheryl Cole as 'X-Factor' Judge

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E.T. confirms that Nicole Scherzinger is set to replace Cheryl Cole on Fox's "The X Factor."

No stranger to the show, Nicole has filled in for Cheryl as a guest judge on the U.K. version. She will be judging alongside Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Antonio L.A. Reid in discovering the next musical phenomenon in this competition for a $5 million recording contract.

It is unclear if Cheryl will be joining the show in another capacity or heading over to the U.K. edition. Rumors as to Cheryl's exit surround her chemistry with her fellow judges. Cheryl only got to be part of the beginning of the judging process, as she was announced as one of the judges last month.