Nicole Scherzinger Tapped As ‘X Factor’ Host?

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GangStarr Girl / May 3, 2011

Word on the street is that Nicole Scherzinger will be hosting The X Factor.

Nothing has been confirmed yet but sources close to PEOPLE say the former Pusscat Doll will join LA Reid and Simon Cowell on the U.S. version of the hit U.K. show, with the third judging slot yet to be filled.

Cowell appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio show in March and dished about Scherzinger, saying, “I absolutely adore her. She’s gorgeous and ruthlessly ambitious.”

Shcherzinger appeared on the U.K.’s The X Factor last summer as a guest judge and wowed members of the show. There’s no word on whether or not she will have a co-host on the U.S. show, but Cowell has hinted he’d like two hosts.

Props to PopEater.