Nicole Scherzinger has been announced as the final guest judge to stand in for pregnant Dannii Minogue on The X Factor auditions.

Simon Cowell revealed that the former Pussycat Doll will join him, along with Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole at the Manchester round of auditions, reports the Sun.

Nicole’s new role may not go down too well with fellow judge Cheryl, who has slated the singer in the past.

“I don’t think she stands out at all,” she has said, and that she was ‘nowhere near’ as talented as chart-toppers Beyonce or Christina Aguilera.

But an X Factor source has apparently claimed that their rivalry could be good for the show.

“We like to mix it up a bit on the panel as it can create some tension. Hopefully there won’t be any scratching or hair pulling by Cheryl and Nicole,” they told the paper.

Nicole is the latest celebrity to join The X Factor as guest judge, joining Pixie Lott, Katy Perry, Geri Halliwell and Natalie Imbruglia.