After parting ways with its U.S. edition, Nicole Scherzinger will be the latest judge on the UK’s original “X Factor.”
“I’m so excited to join the UK X Factor family,” she tweeted on Friday. “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.”
The former Pussycat Dolls singer will replace Kelly Rowland at the judges’ table. Per the Daily Mail, Scherzinger has already served as a stand-in judge during the show’s May auditions. The UK series will air its new season in August.
Scherzinger helped launch the show’s U.S. edition alongside Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid last fall. She and Abdul left the show at the conclusion of its first season, with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato taking their spots on the show’s upcoming season.