Nicole Scherzinger, who first appeared on The X Factor in 2012, was allegedly dropped from the hit ITV show to make way for “fresh blood”, a new report claims.
Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, both 65, are reportedly set to follow as Simon Cowell intends to make major changes to the programme this series.
However, the pair have already been issued contracts for this year, which The Sun claims show executives are trying to veto.
“Louis and Sharon are both contracted to return this year, but Simon and the producers have lost faith,” an inside source said.
“They were both terrible on the panel last year. Louis has had a great run, but he’s advertising hearing aids for God’s sake. It’s beyond a joke.iPhone transfer software Related articles
“And Sharon couldn’t even remember some of her own contestants’ names.
“Nicole was a passionate judge but has no contract and won’t be back this year in order to bring in fresh blood.”
Favourites to replace the Pussycat Doll include former judge Cheryl, Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, Kylie Minogue and Mariah Carey.
A show source added: “There are no plans for Nicole to return to The X Factor this year. Other announcements about