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Nicole Scherzinger For 'The Voice' UK? Former 'X Factor' Judge Named Favourite To Replace Rita Ora

01/07/2015 13:38 BST | Updated 01/07/2015 13:59 BST

Nicole Scherzinger has emerged as the surprise favourite to take over from Rita Ora on ‘The Voice’.

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The hunt is currently on for Rita's replacement, after she quit the BBC show to join ‘The X Factor’ last month.

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Nicole Scherzinger

And in a game of talent show Hokey Cokey, it looks like former ‘X Factor’ judge Nicole is in line to sit in her empty spinning red chair.

Bookies William Hill currently have Nicole listed at evens to join the coaching line-up.

She’s closely followed by Paloma Faith at 6/4, after the singer was previously linked to a role.

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Rita Ora quit 'The Voice' for 'X Factor'

A return from former coach Kylie Minogue doesn’t seem out of the question either, as she’s listed at 4/1.

Other possible coaches include FKA Twigs (4/1), Emeli Sande (6/1), Florence Welch (8/1), Jessie J (10/1), Adele (12/1) and Ellie Goulding (12/1).

Joining ‘The Voice’ would be the perfect revenge on ‘The X Factor’ for Nicole, as it was previously reported she’s had the chance to return blocked by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, owing to their long-running feud.

Axed judge Louis Walsh told The Sun: “Why won't she allow Simon to have Nicole on the panel? There's your f***ing story. That's the truth.

"Because Nicole's good. She won't sign if Nicole signs."

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