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Nicole Scherzinger shares fun new X Factor photo: 'The #motleycrue is back together again!'

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Nicole Scherzinger has shared a fun photo of the new X Factor judges as excitement builds ahead of the start of the 2016 series. The 37-year-old star uploaded an image showing herself posing alongside Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh on Instagram on Wednesday, writing alongside, "The #motleycrue is back together again! #reunited and it feels so good. Love you @sharonosbourne and #louiswalsh."  

It's been two weeks since it was confirmed that Simon Cowell has brought back three of the show's best-loved judges to join him on the panel for series 13.



Nicole posed with fellow X Factor judges Sharon and Louis for a fun new photo

Shortly after the big announcement, Nicole spoken of her excitement at returning to The X Factor, having previously served as a judge in 2012 and 2013. "I can't wait to be back in the UK and on the show with the best judges sitting alongside me on the panel," the former Pussycat Doll said in a statement. "I'm excited about discovering, mentoring and winning with an exciting new act this year. And having had winning contestants in the past, Simon knows I will do it."

Sharon is equally "overjoyed" to be making her return, three years after she last acted as a judge in 2013. The 63-year-old, who originally appeared on the judging panel from 2004 to 2007, said: "I'm overjoyed about going back to The X Factor, sitting with Lou, Lou, gorgeous Nicole and naughty Simon. But most of all, I can't wait to meet baby Eric."

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The new X Factor judging panel was revealed at the start of June

On Tuesday, Sharon also took to Instagram to share a photo of the full judging panel – including Simon – writing alongside: "So happy to be back on @TheXFactor panel."

Louis, meanwhile, has joked that he is back on the show because Simon "missed" him last year. "I'm delighted to be back on the panel especially beside my two favourite female judges Sharon and Nicole, and I'm looking forward to taking them all back to Dublin this year when we head there for auditions."

The four judges will join returning host Dermot O'Leary to kick off the judges' auditions at Leicester City's King Power Stadium on 10 June.  

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