14/08/2014 16:39 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Nicole Scherzinger Leaving The X Factor? Say It Ain't So!

Nicole Scherzinger has decided she is not going to return to the judging panel for the next series of The X Factor, according to reports.


The Sun has revealed the star made the "agonising" decision after wanting to focus more on her music.

A source told the paper: "It breaks her heart, but Nicole is sad not to be able to go back to the show this year. She has agonised over this decision for months.

"She put her music career on hold last year but now she has to focus on her music."

But what will we do without our Scher-mazing weekly dose of Nicole Fashion Watch? *Sobs*.

Well, Simon has spent the last few weeks wooing Cheryl Cole to return to the panel, and told the Daily Mail she is seriously considering it. He said: "To be fair to Cheryl, it hasn't been about the money with her.

"It's about whether she wants to do it and whether she can handle the pressure, so I'm not quite sure yet [if she will come back]."

But Simon himself is definitely taking up his seat after The X Factor USA came to an end after its three-year stint.

Love Nicole? Check out more of her stunning looks below: