Simon Cowell may not want Tulisa for The X Factor but he’s offering Nicole Scherzinger LOTS more money for 2013

Simon Cowell is reportedly planning to offer Nicole Scherzinger a large pay rise of she will return to The X Factor next year.

The Pussycat Doll not only won the series with her contestant James Arthur but she got two of her boys to the final and it was James and Jahmene Douglas who battled for the winner’s title on Sunday night.

She may have started on shaky ground earlier in the year but Nic finished the 2012 run widely seen as the public’s favourite judge and Simon knows he needs some of that positivity back on the panel next year.

It’s been reported that he’s planning to axe Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow is going to leave of his own accord, but if the music mogul gets his way Scherzinger will serve a second year on the ITV show.

However Nicole recently revealed she may not be returning, claiming: “I’m really glad I did the show. I don’t know if I’ll come back next year. End on a high, right?”

An X Factor source told the Daily Mail:

“Nicole has had a phenomenally successful year. She has established herself as part of the X Factor family.

“Simon is prepared to pull out all the stops to make sure she comes back, including offering her a huge pay rise. She has been a revelation, by far and away the most popular judge.”

If the rumours so far are to be believed, it sounds like Nicole will be joined by Louis Walsh once more if she does make a comeback.

She may also be sitting alongside Cheryl Cole, which could prove to be a little uncomfortable, since she took her job on The X Factor USA last year. manages the Girls Aloud beauty and revealed that she had verbally agreed to work on the ITV series next year, though just to muddy the waters her spokesperson denied the claims yesterday and said no decisions have been made yet.

If Chez doesn’t come back it’s thought that Sharon Osbourne is waiting in the wings and has already agreed to return to the show she left in 2008, if she is needed.

Louis Walsh will be elated if that comes off!

What do you think X Factor fans? Would you like to see Nicole on the panel next year? Who else are you hoping will be there? Leave your comments below…

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7 Responses to “Simon Cowell may not want Tulisa for The X Factor but he’s offering Nicole Scherzinger LOTS more money for 2013”

  1. jamie says:

    I would love to see Nicole back again next year. She isn’t afraid to amuse us and at least made me laugh when Tulisa looked totally miserable, agressive and my least favourite Judge.

  2. G says:

    So we could have 3 women (Nicole Sharon & Cheryl) and little old Louis hmmm can’t see it working well, needs an equal mix imo

  3. RC says:

    Next to Louis and Rylan Nicole is the worst thing about the show! But maybe she should be on the show as the show is the only thing she has had success with since she left PCD.

  4. Janine says:

    Nicole was amazing, she got her group, and you can see worked extremely hard,!!!!as for Tulisa…….don’t know why Simon would choose someone like her, don’t think with how she leads her life, she is a good roll model to the youngsters. T is also so rude to her oldersI just gringed at the way she spoke to Louis on various occasions!!Simon the man who is pretty much on the button when it comes to most things!!!! What were you thinking???

  5. Jake says:

    loved nicole this year – so hope she comes back! nicole, louis, sharon and simon would be the perfect panel!

  6. Max says:

    I think the panel will stay exactly the same and I hope it does.

    I even warmed to Gary Borelow by the end of it.