Nicole Scherzinger Replaces Cheryl Cole as Judge for X-Factor

May 25, 2011 By:
Nicole Scherzinger Replaces Cheryl Cole as Judge for X-Factor

There’s some drama going down at Simon Cowell’s new show X-Factor.

Cheryl Cole was named a judge for X-Factor a few weeks back, but it looks like she’s off the show.

Nicole Scherzinger will now replace Cheryl, reports TMZ, and Steve Jones will host the show solo.

WTF is going on? Nicole will now sit next to Simon, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid on the judge’s panel.

One possible reason for the shakeup? Cheryl reportedly got into a heated argument with Simon at auditions for X Factor this week after he let Kylie Minogue’s sister Dannii go from the UK version of X Factor.

"She thinks that Simon should have fought for her to be kept on," said a source. "Cheryl is fond of the UK version, and fears it will now go downhill."

Speaking to a friend, Dannii explained: "I can't believe this has happened to me after months of keeping my schedule clear…I was so up-front with them from the beginning and they knew I wanted to do the show. But even if they came back to me today and said they would change things around for me, I couldn't go back. I've moved on."

So far no comment from Simon’s camp. Story developing…