22/05/2017 11:20 BST

'X Factor' 2017: Nicole Scherzinger Finally Addresses Whether She'll Return To The Panel

Had had been thought she could quit for a film role.

Nicole Scherzinger has all but confirmed her return as a judge on ‘The X Factor’

The former Pussycat Doll was pressed on whether she would be back for another series as she made an appearance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (21 May) night. 

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Nicole Scherzinger

There had been various rumours she was set to leave the ITV talent show to pursue a film career in a big-screen adaptation of ‘Wicked’

But when an E! red carpet reporter asked if she would be back, Nicole responded: “I can’t confirm it, but I think so.” 

It was previously reported Nicole had held crunch talks with Simon Cowell about returning to the show, after Mariah Carey was linked to her spot on the panel.

The panel will likely remain unchanged from last year
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