Nicole Scherzinger Replace Cheryl Cole On “X Factor”

Former pu–ycat Doll lead singer Nicole Scherzinger has moved from hosting duties to the judges’ panel on X Factor.

TMZ reports that the British singer will no longer be a judge on Simon Cowell’s singing competition this fall, and Nicole will take over duties from Cheryl Cole who have market.

It’s currently unclear why Cole left, but the shift only recently happened. Taping on the show began earlier this month with Nicole as co-host alongside Steve Jones.

She will now join Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid on the judges’ panel.