<p><span></span><strong>Nicole Scherzinger</strong> got the boot from the American version of <strong>The X Factor</strong>, but Life & Style can exclusively reveal that the former Pussycat Doll will be part of the judges' panel on the upcoming season of the British singing competition.</p>
"She's accepted the offer," a source close to Nicole tells Life & Style. "She's going to be in the U.K. for about four months."
The 33-year-old singer was reportedly offered about $1 million to take Kelly Rowland's spot after she impressed execs with her guest-judging stint during the May 30 London auditions.
And even Nicole's relationship should benefit! By heading to the U.K. for four months, she'll be closer to her on-again, off-again British race-car-driving boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton. The pair just celebrated Lewis' third Canadian Grand Prix victory in Montreal.
"They're on right now, and they're very happy," the source tells Life & Style.
Last year, Nicole originally signed on to co-host the first season of the U.S. version with Steve Jones, but she later replaced judge Cheryl Cole, who was given the axe just three weeks in.
Nicole judged alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul. Earlier this year, however, it was announced that she, Paula and Steve would not be returning. Pop stars Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have since been hired to replace Nicole and Paula.
"I had a wonderful experience on the show," Nicole said following her departure. "I loved being a part of my X Factor family. Nothing could obviously prepare me for everything I had to go through, all the emotions and stuff, but I have no regrets."
Well, it seems as if Simon has made amends!
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