Simon Cowell begs Nicole Scherzinger to stay on X Factor

The Pussycat Doll has made such an impression on the X Factor camp, that Simon reportedly wants her to stay on as a mentor

Could this be the fifth X Factor judge? Nicole Scherzinger looks to have made such an impression during her temporary stint on the show, that Simon Cowell is reportedly pulling out all the stops to get her to stay…

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The Pussycat Doll was one of the many guest judges drafted in to sit on the panel during the audition stages of this year’s X Factor, alongside the likes of Geri Halliwell, Pixie Lott and Katy Perry.

But it seems that it was Nicole who made the strongest impression on Simon…

The singer-dancer was more than happy to step into both Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole‘s super-stylish shoes while they were away on maternity leave and recovering from a bout of malaria, respectively – and now Simon wants her back to help whittle the last few contestants down during the ‘judge’s houses’ stage.

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And he’s not the only one – Louis Walsh wants her on-board too – so much so, that a tug of war has ensued between the two men, over who will get her to act as mentor for their category.

Simon has reportedly offered Nicole the use of his private jet to get from location to location, in an attempt to convince her to stay on.

‘Cheryl and Dannii might still be on the show – but Nicole is the hot new girl on the block,’ says an ITV spokesperson.

‘She is sexy, sassy and tells it like it is.’

And with Nicole having previously said how much she enjoyed her stint on the show, we can’t imagine it’ll take much persuasion.

‘It’s been amazing, a really wild ride,’ she said. ‘I’ve had a lot more fun than I anticipated. I loved it.’

‘The whole thing is a phenomenon. I’m a real X Factor fan.’

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We wonder how Cheryl and Dannii will feel about this latest addition to the X Factor line-up? With Nic certainly able to hold her own in the style stakes, and also being the ex dance partner of Cheryl’s new pal Derek Hough, we reckon she could well have the potential to ruffle a few feathers…

What do you think of Nicole becoming a more permanent X Factor fixture? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below!

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