See the first official pictures of Nicole Scherzinger as an X Factor judge

Here's some snaps of Nicole alongside Gary, Tulisa and Louis from today's auditions in Newcastle

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The former Pussycat Doll was sworn in as a judge on The X Factor last Friday and joined Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh on the show’s audition tour in Newcastle today.

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Upon her arrival, Scherzinger made a splash on the red carpet at the city’s Metro Radio Arena and posed for this snap (left) which was posted on The X Factor’s official Twitter feed.

Yesterday the 33-year-old tweeted: “Just landed in Newcastle and the sun is shining:) So excited to start the UK X Factor tomm. Here we go…!” and earlier today posted another message on her Twitter feed, which said: “Just got to Newcastle XF, my first day on the job and the fans r amazing! Wish me luck! Xo”

Speaking about her appointment last week, Scherzinger said: “I’m so excited to join the UK X Factor family. It’s where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle.”

She added: “I can’t wait to see what talent the UK has to offer and to help inspire and bring out the best in these artists.”

A further image of the four X Factor judges appeared on the show’s feed later in the afternoon, which depicted the newly-cemented foursome in black and white (below).

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The judges will be in Cardiff next week for the final date of the X Factor’s audition tour, which takes place on Monday 25 June.