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'The Voice 'Doesn't Want 'X Factor' Cast-Off Nicole Scherzinger', Following Rumours She's Replacing Rita Ora

03/07/2015 13:49 BST | Updated 03/07/2015 13:59 BST

It sounds like Nicole Scherzinger probably shouldn’t get too comfortable with the idea of joining ‘The Voice', as bosses on the singing contest have reportedly thrown some serious shade at her ‘X Factor’ past.

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It was claimed earlier this week that former ‘X Factor’ judge Nicole was among the favourites to take over from Rita Ora on ‘The Voice’, after she was confirmed to be jumping ship and moving to ITV.

However, it’s now been reported that bosses at ‘The Voice’ aren’t exactly thrilled at the concept of talent show Hokey Cokey, with a source telling the Daily Star that taking on Nicole would negatively affect the show’s “brand”.

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Nicole Scherzinger

An insider tells the newspaper: “The BBC does not want anyone who has been on ‘The X Factor’ coming on ‘The Voice’.

"Our show is an established brand with strong coaches Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Ricky Wilson - who all have strong musical credibility. We don't want cast-offs. They would dilute our brand."

Nicole was previously a judge on ‘The X Factor’ for two years, before being replaced by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini last year.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer has had a tough time of it in the past few weeks, splitting up from her long-term boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, and reportedly being dropped from her record label, due to disappointing sales of her most recent solo effort, ‘Big Fat Lie’.

Luckily, things are now looking on the up for Nicole, and earlier this week, she was snapped looking very cosy with footballer Pajtim Kasami during a sunshine break to Greece, where she was celebrating her birthday.

Nicole Scherzinger

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