NICOLE Scherzinger has revealed she would love Sharon Osbourne to return to the X Factor – however said she would still be happy to see Tulisa retain her seat.
The former Pussycat Doll told The Sun: "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."
However the ‘Poison’ singer was quick to add that she would still be delighted to see Tulisa make a return: “I have a great working relationship and a great friendship with her, so I'm sure she'll choose what's best for her."
Reports have suggested that Tulisa has already been axed from the panel and that producers want to get rid of both male judges.
However it is believed Simon Cowell has refused to allow producers to sack friend Louis Walsh – who functions as Cowell’s eyes and ears on the show while he is in the US.
The judging panel is among several changes producers are looking at for the tenth series of the ITV talent show.