Nicole Scherzinger looks set to return to The X Factor next year.
The former Pussycat Doll – who is mentoring the boys on the current series – has reportedly impressed show boss Simon Cowell so much that he is desperate to sign her up for the 2013 series.
Although nothing is set in stone yet, The Sun reports the US star is planning to relocate to London, which also suggests she is planning to stay with the singing show.
A source said: “It is fair to say that Simon and the production team have been thrilled with Nicole’s performance. She has been absolutely great. Simon is a huge fan of hers and the production team think she has been a revelation.”
The insider added that although decisions about the 2013 panel won’t be made until next year, Nicole has “certainly made a good impression”.
“Simon is really up for her coming back,” the source added.
Nicole – who was axed from the US version of the X Factor after just one season – currently shares the judging panel with Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh.