Nicole Scherzinger to host `The X-Factor`?

London: Singer Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly been offered to host US version of `The X-Factor`.

"Never has there been so much behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing as with `X Factor` USA. Having lined up Nicole as a potential judge, Simon decided to try something different and unexpected, and have a non-mainstream presenter present," a website quoted an insider as saying.

The 32-year-old beauty originally tipped to join the judges` panel, but her natural ability in front of the camera convinced Simon Cowell, who is brain behind the talent hunt show, to make her the host.

Singer Cheryl Cole is likely to take the judge`s seat along with Cowell on the show.

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