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Scherzinger 'torn over X Factor offer'

Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly having a hard time deciding on whether to accept a “generous” offer to return to The X Factor UK or give up the job to promote her new album.

The former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman was a judge on the television singing competition last season alongside Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos.

Producers are said to be eager to book her for the next season and have offered her a lucrative contract estimated at $1.5 million.

According to UK newspaper The Sun Nicole has yet to accept because she’s eager to focus on promoting her next album, out in November.

The news outlet reports she confided in a friend about her conundrum.

“I’m so torn right now. My heart wants me to come back and do the show as I had such a great time last year. But my album is coming out and I also need to focus on that,” she is quoted as saying.

The singer reportedly doesn’t think she can handle both jobs and fears something would suffer if she tried.

She’s said to be worried about a backlash from X Factor fans if she were to miss a live show for promotional work.

Kelly Rowland was famously criticised back in 2011 when she missed a live show due to a throat infection and flew back to Los Angeles.

“I don’t want that to happen to me, as I love working with my acts. That’s what made it so special,” Nicole reportedly said.

She isn’t the only star reportedly being wooed by producers.

Simon Cowell is said to have offered Noel Gallagher $3 million to join the judging panel.

A new line-up for season ten is expected to be announced very soon with the first round of auditions scheduled for June.

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