13/05/2016 11:08 BST

Nicole Scherzinger WILL Be Back On 'X Factor', Claims Furious Andrew Lloyd Webber

'I went out on a limb for her... she's made me look like an absolute t**t'

Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that Nicole Scherzinger has pulled out of a production of ‘Cats’ on Broadway to return to ‘The X Factor’, and quite frankly, he’s fuming about it.

He let the cat out of the bag (it’s Friday, allow us this one pun) about Nicole’s ‘X Factor’ return during an interview on The Economist Radio, blasting her for abandoning ‘Cats’ to return to the UK.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nicole Scherzinger

Lord Lloyd Webber explained: “A week before we were going to go into rehearsal with ‘Cats on Broadway, she calls me and says she's decided she wants to do ‘X Factor’, having agreed everything.

“She's crazy! But the American producers just took a view - 'Well, fine, we'll get somebody else', because she's actually not very well known in America amazingly. She's much better known here.”

He went on to claim he was “furious” about her decision, adding: “I went out on a limb to get her for the London Palladium here, and it makes me look like an absolute twot with them all.

"But never mind, there'll be another girl on Broadway and Nicole will not get her Tony Award."

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Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole’s return to ‘X Factor’ still leaves two seats vacant on this year’s judging panel, which it’s thought will be occupied by Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne, who are both being tipped to make a comeback to the show when it returns to screens in the summer.

Earlier this week, it was claimed that Rita Ora chose to leave the show when she learned that Simon Cowell was keen to re-hire Nicole for the new series.

Listen to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s full interview here.

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