Nicole Scherzinger has only been on the UK version of The X Factor for a short while but it appears that she is already worried about losing her spot on the judging panel. Recent rumours suggest that Nicole could be replaced next year by Spice Girls star Mel B, although Nicole is not giving up her place so easily.
Scherzinger told The Sun, “I was scared to death. I didn’t feel like I had the warmest reception coming here. People were saying, ‘She’s the most boring person of the year, Mel B is the queen, she should be fired’. I got scared and freaked out. But then I was like, ‘Hell no, ain’t no one gonna tell me that I don’t know what I’m doing’.”
She added, “I came here for a reason. I’m a damn good mentor. I’m not saying I’m a great judge or I’m the most articulate person. But I’m going to focus my energy on the contestants and give 110 per cent to it. UK people like honesty, they love humour. So if I could really say it how it is and say it in my own style of humour then maybe people will get me and I can get to them.”
Nicole Scherzinger joined The X Factor this year, after being fired from The X Factor USA after just one season. There have been a lot of reports regarding the future of the judging with some saying Nicole will be replaced next season, while others claim that she is set to take over from Gary Barlow as head judge.