According to sources, Nicole Scherzinger was considered as a potential judge on the show. But Simon wanted to try something different and unexpected. So he decided to use her as presenter on the show. Meanwhile, Nicole is already said to have appeared for screen tests and was natural in front of the camera.
Nicole was approached by the the show bosses a few weeks ago. She has still not formally signed the deal even after the wheeling and dealing happening behind-the-scenes. But it is all looking very positive on her side. Ever since the show was announced, Simon has been desperate to rope in Cheryl Cole as judge on the show and is still trying to convince bosses about the singer.