Simon Cowell is reportedly going all out to recreate his dream team on X Factor this year.
Simon wants Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger to join him on the judging panel.
Nicole turned down an initial offer because she is due to star in a Broadway version of Cats.
Sharon and Louis are yet to sign a contract, but they have verbally agreed to return if they like the fourth judge.
A source revealed to the Daily Star: “ITV bosses, Simon, Sharon and Louis all agree Nicole would be the perfect person to join the line-up.
Sharon Osbourne joined Louis Walsh at his X Factor Judges House
“Not only is she glamorous and gorgeous, which obviously helps with the press, she also gets on well with everyone.
“Nicole and Sharon are good friends, and Louis and Simon are both big fans.”
The source added: “Nothing is a done deal at the moment but it is looking like a two-horse race between Nicole and Rita for the fourth judge.
“The problem with Nicole is she is supposed to be starring in Cats.“I guess it depends if she has already signed a contract or, if she has signed, whether she can change it.”
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