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Talk about a major cast change, Nicole Scherzinger will not be coming back to The X Factor next season. OMG!!
According to Eonline Nicole will not be coming back,
“She wants to focus on her music career,” a source said. “She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell] and he’s given her his blessing.”
Scherzinger is currently rehearsing for her upcoming European tour that kicks off next month.
“X Factor took a lot more of her time than she ever expected,” the source said. “She didn’t have any time really to work on her music. She was doing X Factor six days a week.”
Scherzinger’s rep did not immediately comment, but a rep for Fox confirms the news.
And then Deadline.com is exclusively reporting that Paula will not be back either,
Today atÂ The X Factor was a bloodbathÂ which just claimed its biggest name. Not only was host Steve Jones let goÂ and judge Nicole Scherzinger exited from the Fox show,Â but now aÂ Simon Cowell insider just told me that his longtime friend andÂ American Idol colleague Paula Abdul wonâ€™t be returning as anÂ X Factor judge next season. I understand from sources that none of the three left on their own accord and that it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated show.
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