The X Factor Officially Replaces Cheryl Cole With Nicole Scherzinger

The newest 'will-they, won't-they' relationship on television has finally come to an end... and they won't. Of course, I'm taking about the seemingly never ending drama surrounding Cheryl Cole's judging position on the American version (and subsequently the British version) of The X Factor. After another weekend of rumours, announcing both her potential return and her potential replacement, it seems Fox has finally made up their minds, the Geordi accent will not be sitting on the panel.

Fox, and mastermind/dickhead Simon Cowell, made their official announcement today that Cole would not be joining the talent-search show and instead Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Doll and Dancing With the Stars champ) will sit on the panel with Cowell and Paula Abdul. Scherzinger was oringally set to host (with Steve Jones, who'll be flying solo now) but now, after the drama surrounding Cole, she gets promoted to the judges table (don't you actually need talent to judge talent? Maybe not...).

Anyway, it's nice that the drama has come to an end and I'm sure everyone at Fox and in the Cowell camp is excited about the publicity this has all generated for the reality show. I know I can't wait to not tune in!

FOX, FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA AND SYCO TV today confirm Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of THE X FACTOR. Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million dollar recording deal. Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on The X Factor for the UK version of the show in 2010. Steve Jones will act as sole host of THE X FACTOR.