Nicole to replace Cheryl?

Reports from the US suggest that Nicole Scherzinger is to replace Cheryl Cole as the judge of the American version of X Factor.

Following reports that Cheryl Cole has been sacked from US X Factor, it is rumoured that she will be replaced by current presenter Summertime Ball star Nicole Scherzinger.

The 'Don't Hold Your breath' singer was popular with the other panelists and the audience when she stood in for Cheryl while she was sick with malaria, and was also a big hit with boss Simon Cowell.

Nicole has previously praised Cheryl and spoken out in support of her in the face of a backlash from US audiences, who had trouble understanding her accent.

Fans are already demanding that Cheryl returns to the UK version of X Factor.