Following weeks of messy publicity, Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger will officially replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on Fox's upcoming reality-competition series 'The X Factor.'
In a joint statement released Monday, Fox and 'X Factor' producers FremantleMedia and Syco TV said, "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."