Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has revealed that she never received an invitation from music mogul Simon Cowell to return as a judge on the popular reality singing contest.

The 35-year-old Don't Cha singer admitted that Cowell never made contact with her about returning to the 11th series of the show.

Speaking on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, she said: "I haven't heard from Simon. He made his choice so I'm just going to support everybody and it doesn't matter as my panel last year was the absolute best.

"No-one can replace Gazza and Mrs O and Louis for me. But you know what, the show's going to be crazy this year. I know it's going to be a banger, as you guys say over here."

When asked if she had any advice for former Spice Girl Mel B, who was recently confirmed as this year's fourth judge, Nicole added: "Mel is like, she's done this before, She doesn't need any advice, she's gonna spice things up."

Scherzinger acted as a full-time judge on The X Factor in 2012 and 2013, and won the show acting as James Arthur's mentor in her first series.