Simon Cowell confirms Nicole Scherzinger's X Factor exit?

Nicole Simon Cowell appears to have confirmed that Nicole Scherzinger will not return to The X Factor this year. The former Pussycat Doll has featured on the judging line-up for the past two series, but reports suggest she wants to focus on her music career. Her new album is expected to be released later this year. Simon Cowell tweeted this morning (February 14): "Nicole will always be a part of the X factor family. Now signed to Sony as an artist. Thank you Nicole for everything." The music mogul also teased Cheryl Cole's rumoured return to the show, going on to say: "And I hope to share some very very exciting news with you next week." > Cowell in talks with Cheryl regarding X Factor return