The X Factor is adding a new star to its line-up as former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton is revealed as Louis Walsh’s guest at Judges’ Houses.
While the news is yet to be officially confirmed, a source close to the show told RadioTimes.com that Nicole will help Louis choose which of the boys make it through to the live shows.
Nicole recently hit the headlines after leaving her rock star husband Liam Gallagher.
Last year Louis called on Sharon Osbourne to advise him, but given that the returning judge will now be busy figuring out which of her ‘overs’ are worthy of a spot, Louis has had to shake things up.
And after finally swapping his pad in Ireland for Vegas, Louis is now busy shooting his scenes with Nicole in Saint Tropez, France.
Nice work if you can get it, eh?
The other judges are yet to start filming and their celebrity guests are being kept under wraps. Will Gary Barlow call on Take That pal Robbie Williams, or pull in former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole again to help sort through the groups?
Will Nicole Scherzinger take her girls and jet off to Dubai with Ne-Yo again? And who on earth will Sharon Osbourne pull out of the bag?
We’re all hoping it’s Ozzy, right?
The X Factor continues this Saturday and Sunday at 8pm