Nicole Scherzinger Steps Out For First Day As Official Judge On The X Factor UK

18 June 2012, 15:27 | Updated: 18 June 2012, 15:30

The 'Try With Me' singer was joined by fellow judges Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh in Newcastle.

Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos stepped out at The X Factor live auditions today in Newcastle for Nicole's first day as an official judge on the show's panel.

The 'Try With Me' singer as announced as the fourth and final judge of this year's panel last week, after serving as a guest judge the week before alongside several other artists, following Kelly Rowland's decision not to return for a second year on the show.

Nicole was pictured in a short turquoise dress wearing her hair down, while Tulsa wore a pastel coloured dress while walking the red carpet outside of the Metro Radio Arena today (18th June).

View a picture of Nicole Scherzinger arriving for her first day of The X Factor live auditions after officially joining the panel below:

Following the announcement last week Nicole admitted she can't wait to get started on the ITV1 show and feels she has come "full circle" since guest-judging on the panel in previous years.

The remainder of The X Factor panel sees judges Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos returning for a second stint on the show, while Louis Walsh is heading into his eight season as a panelist.

View a picture of Tulisa Contostavlos arriving at The X Factor auditions today below:

The X Factor UK launches again this summer on ITV1.