Scherzinger to host US X-Factor

Nicole Scherzinger will be one of the hosts of the U.S X Factor.

The former Pussycat Doll will be joined by T4 presenter Steve Jones to front the show when it kicks off later this year.

Simon Cowell revealed; "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 UK X Factor last year. She is gorgeous and super-talented."

Speaking on her new role, Scherzinger said "I am thrilled to be asked by Simon Cowell to host The X Factor . I loved working alongside Simon on the UK show and cannot wait to see what he has in store for the US. I'm so excited to work with Steve Jones and help discover astounding talent from across the country!"

Earlier in the week it was confirmed that Cheryl Cole would join Cowell on the judging panel.