nicole scherzinger gi 320 Nicole Scherzinger confirmed as U.K. 'X Factor' judgeNicole Scherzinger may have been unceremoniously dumped from the U.S. version of “The X Factor” back in January, but she’s getting a pretty fab consolation prize in the form of a judge’s seat on the U.K. version of the show.

On Friday (June 15), the show confirmed that Scherzinger will officially join the show after a stint as a guest judge at the show’s London auditions.

“I’m so excited to join the U.K. ‘X Factor’ family,” says Scherzinger in a statement. “It’s where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle. I can’t wait to see what talent the U.K. has to offer and to help inspire and bring out the best in these artists.”

Scherzinger will replace Kelly Rowland on the panel and, according to reports, was offered $1.1 million for the spot.

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