Louis Walsh has revealed who he thinks should replace Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor judging panel.
Although the former Pussycat Doll was expected to return to the series this year alongside Louis, Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell – the singer is yet to sign a contract.
And now, Louis has let slip that Nicole could be set to star in a major Hollywood blockbuster – which would interfere with her X Factor schedule.
“Nicole might be getting a big movie like Wicked,” Louis told The Mirror.
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However, Louis isn’t too worried about losing Nicole – as he thinks Mel B would be the perfect replacement.
“If (Nicole doesn’t come back) Mel B would be a good idea for the panel. Mel is on the US show with Simon,” he added.
The news comes as the former Spice Girl is currently embroiled in a nasty divorce and custody battle with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.