Nicole Scherzinger Signs on to Host US 'X Factor'
With the 32-year-old beauty originally tipped for a role on the judging panel of the US X Factor, her "natural" ability in front of the camera convinced the 51-year-old music mogul to offer her the coveted hosting job instead.
An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Never has there been so much behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing as with X Factor USA.
“Having lined up Nicole as a potential judge, Simon decided to try something different and unexpected, and have a non-mainstream presenter present.
"Nicole’s had screen tests and is a natural in front of the camera. Autocue does not faze her at all. As an established singer, both as a solo artist and in a group, Nicole will be great with the contestants and knows what she is talking about.