Former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly decided to quit the ‘X Factor’, just days after Simon Cowell announced his return to the show.
Scherzinger, 35, has apparently told Cowell that she wants to focus on recording her new album, her first new material since 2011′s Killer Love, reported Daily Mirror.
“It breaks her heart, but Nicole is sad not to be able to go back to the show this year. She has agonised over the decision for months,” a source said.
Scherzinger’s reported departure would pave the way for the possible return of pop star Cheryl Cole to the judging panel.