X Factor USA: Nicole Scherzinger found out she was replacing Cheryl Cole when she read the newspapers

X Factor USA: Nicole Scherzinger found out she was replacing Cheryl Cole when she read the newspapers

“I only found out I was replacing Cheryl Cole when I read the papers”, admits new X Factor USA judge Nicole Scherzinger

9:04 PM on 7th June 2011

Last to know: Nicole Scherzinger admitted to Graham Norton that she only found out she was replacing Cheryl Cole on X Factor USA when she read the papers

Last to know: Nicole Scherzinger admitted to Graham Norton that she only found out she was replacing Cheryl Cole on X Factor USA when she read the papers

Stunning: Nicole wore a tribal-print minidress as she performed her new single on the show

Stunning: Nicole wore a tribal-print minidress as she performed her new single on the show

New role: It was a quick pit stop for Nicole, who begins her X Factor duties in New Jersey on Wednesday New role: It was a quick pit stop for Nicole, who begins her X Factor duties in New Jersey on Wednesday

New role: It was a quick pit stop for Nicole, who begins her X Factor duties in New Jersey on Wednesday

Famous friends: Also appearing on the show were Tom Hanks and Simon Pegg

Famous friends: Also appearing on the show were Tom Hanks and Simon Pegg

What

What”s that you said Nicole gasps at one of Norton”s famously close-to-the-mark jokes

Finally confirmed: X Factor have announced that Nicole Scherzinger IS replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panelFinally confirmed: X Factor officially confirmed on Monday that Nicole IS replacing Cheryl on the judging panel

Finally confirmed: X Factor officially confirmed on Monday that Nicole IS replacing Cheryl on the judging panel

TODAY”S POLL

Whose side are you on in the X Factor USA furore

Team Cole: It was humiliating for her Team Cowell: It”s not his fault she didn”t impress American TV executivesVOTE Cheryl SimonPOLL RESULTS CloseAll pollsClick to view yesterday”s poll resultsDM.has(“rcp”, “poll”, pollId: “1026828”,channelId: “4”,questionId: “”);

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