Will.i.am Joins The X Factor UK Judge Nicole Scherzinger In The Recording Studio

31 July 2012, 15:08 | Updated: 31 July 2012, 15:18

The 'This Is Love' rapper was pictured working on some new music with the newest member of the ITV1 show.

Will.i.am and Nicole Scherzinger have been pictured back in the recording studio together while reportedly starting work on the 'Wet' singer's second solo album.

The two collaborated together earlier this year on will.i.am's song 'Mona Lisa Smile' from his upcoming album '#willpower', and shared a picture of them back recording together again over the weekend.

"Me and @iamwill in the studio… making la la la la la's in LA," Nicole tweeted on Sunday night (29th July) alongside the picture, while showbiz blogger Perez Hilton also posted: "Just had a very inspiring studio hang session with @iamwill, @NicoleScherzy and @YO_RANDYJACKSON! Sharing music and ideas! #SharingIsCaring."

View a picture of will.i.am in the recording studio with Nicole Scherzinger recently below (Credit: Twitter):

Will.i.am and Nicole Scherzinger from Twitter

Back in June Nicole was announced as the permanent replacement for Kelly Rowland on The X Factor UK judging panel, and has been attending live auditions for the show in between working on the follow-up to her 2011 debut 'Killer Love'.

Nicole also tweeted: "Sweat and tears. For change u have to push, u have to work for it. U can do it, #warrior/survivor."

Will.i.am is set to release his own new album '#willpower' on 24th September.

The X Factor UK is set to return this autumn boasting a judging panel of Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger.