Nicole Scherzinger has definitely quit The X Factor UK it's been confirmed today.
We're only just about keeping up with the ever changing rumours but now Simon Cowell has had his say.
Yesterday The Sun newspaper reported that Nicole had decided to leave the show to focus on her music.
“It breaks her heart, but Nicole is sad not to be able to go back to the show this year. She has agonised over this decision for months,” a supposed pal of the singer’s told the tabloid. “She put her music career on hold last year but now she has to focus on her music.”
However yesterday evening a spokesperson for Nicole insisted: “Nicole hasn’t quit the show.”
They added to the Metro newspaper: “She is still in discussions with bosses."
But now it seems those discussions - if they ever were taking place - are all over and they've ended in Nicole quitting the show.
Writing on Twitter this morning, Simon confirmed: "Nicole will always be a part of the X factor family."
He revealed: "Now signed to Sony as an artist."
And the music mogul added: "Thank you Nicole for everything."
So that means at least two new (or returning...) names on the panel this year, assuming Louis Walsh sticks around as per.
Teasing perhaps a further X Factor announcement soon, Simon added: "I hope to share some very very exciting news with you next week."