Nicole Scherzinger to Co-Host ‘The X Factor’

The X-Factor now has a former Lakers girl and a Pussycat Doll!

It was announced that pop star Nicole Scherzinger is the latest celebrity to join Simon Cowell’s American version of The X Factor. Nicole will co-host the show alongside British TV personality Steve Jones. Simon told Us Weekly of his hosting choices:

“These two are going to be great together. I have always wanted Steve to work with us; I think he is a real star. Nicole is fantastic. I loved working with her on the U.K. X Factor last year. She is gorgeous and super-talented.”

Nicole and Steve will join judges L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole who have also been confirmed for the competitive reality series. Word also has it that Simon’s former fellow American Idol judge Paula Abdul has signed on to the show as well.