'The X Factor' judge Nicole Scherzinger has backed Sharon Osbourne for a return to the show.
Choosing Osbourne over Mel B, Scherzinger told 'The Sun': "I'm Team Sharon all the way. I absolutely adore her and love her, and she's a righteous mama."
She also wished axed judge Tulisa well in whatever she does next, saying they are still good friends.
However, Mel B is reportedly still in talks for the judging job after she provided great entertainment for viewers during last year's Manchester auditions, where she dismissed almost every contestant.
Meanwhile, 'The Sunday People' recently claimed Osbourne Simon Cowell's representatives held a secret meeting with Osbourne in a bid to lure her back to the ITV singing contest.
Sharon Osbourne on the X Factor panel in 2007
Osbourne quit the show in 2008, but now sources close to her have allegedly said she is ready to make a comeback.
But at the moment it looks like there is only one judging place going spare - who do you think should get it?
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