Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly confirmed she is backing Sharon Osbourne to join the X Factor panel.
Ex-panellist Sharon is said to be up against Mel B for a judging slot, following reports that Tulisa Contostavlos is to be axed, and former Pussycat Doll Nicole hopes she lands the position, reports The Sun.
Nicole said: "Sharon Osbourne actually is the first person who introduced me to X Factor and brought me on as a guest judge.
"So I'm Team Sharon all the way. I absolutely adore her and love her and she's a righteous mama."
Nicole is thought to be returning to the singing show alongside Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh, although nothing has officially been confirmed.
There have been reports that Tulisa is facing the chop from the ITV show, which suffered a tough time in the ratings last year with a huge slump in viewers.