NICOLE Scherzinger has returned to ITV as a judge onn The X Factor: Celebrity.
Let’s take a look at what the former Pussycat Dolls singer has been up to since the last shows – including her breakup from Lewis Hamilton and her new beau Grigor Dimitrov…
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Who is Nicole Scherzinger? What is her background?
Nicole Scherzinger is 40 years old and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 29, 1978.
She first rose to fame through girl group the Pussycat Dolls before launching her solo career.
The pretty brunette has been a popular face on TV as talent show judge – having been a judge on the UK and US X Factor.
She was a judge on the X Factor in 2017 but has been axed from this year’s series.
Nicole also received high praise for her role in the West End show Cats.
Nicole is currently dating tennis ace Grigor Dimitrov.
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Was an intimate video of Nicole leaked online?
Yes, a two-and-a-half minute video has been leaked online by hackers.
The mobile phone footage shows Nicole and her now ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton kissing and cuddling half-naked in bed.
A source exclusively told The Sun Online: “Nicole will be heartbroken that such footage has found its way online. It was never intended for the public domain.”
This makes the singer the latest celebrity to fall victim to hackers who work their way through iCloud, social media and messaging passwords.
The video has now been viewed well over half a million times
When did Nicole Scherzinger date Lewis Hamilton?
Nicole and F1 champ Lewis, 32, dated on and off for eight years before splitting in 2015.
Speaking about the split last year, Lewis revealed he loved his sets of wheels more than her and said: “My cars are my babies.
“I used to say, when I had a girlfriend, ‘I’m taking one of the girls out, so you can come if you want, but you come second when it comes to the cars.”
Nicole dates tennis hunk Grigor Dimitrov
Who is Nicole’s boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov?
Grigor Dimitrov, 27, was born in Haskovo, Bulgaria.
The tennis player is currently ranked number 31 in the world and occasionally nicknamed ‘Baby Fed’ after Roger Federer – but was number three in 2017.
He is the most successful Bulgarian tennis star to date, being the only player to be ranked inside the ATP Singles and in terms of prize money won.
In 2008 he turned professional after winning Junior Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and the US Open.
He has won a total of six singles titles during his career and is the only Bulgarian male player to reach the third round or better at a Grand Slam tournament.
Grigor’s reported net worth is $8 million.
When did Nicole start dating Grigor?
Grigor started dating the former Pussycat Doll and X Factor judge Nicole in late 2015, with their romance being made public in January 2016.
However rumours surfaced in May 2017 that all was not well between the pair, with a source telling The Sun exclusively that Nicole, 39, has not seen Grigor for nearly two months.
But the Bulgarian and Scherzinger are now understood to be back on track and he even hinted that he would like to have children one day.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I would love to have a beautiful family one day, to win Slams, I’d love my kids to see me play before I retire.”
In July 2018 they were spotted sharing a kiss on a yacht while on holiday in St Tropez.
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Why has Nicole Scherzinger been axed from The X Factor 2018?
Nicole will not return as a judge for year’s series of The X Factor following a radical shake-up by Simon Cowell.
A show source said: “There are no plans for Nicole to return to The X Factor this year. Other announcements about the judging line-up will be made in due course.
“It is possible either Sharon or Louis could still return because both have contracts.”
Cheryl Cole, Alesha Dixon, and Kylie Minogue have all been named as possible replacements.
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What is Nicole Scherzinger’s net worth?
According to Spear’s, Nicole is believed to be worth a reported £5.5million.
In 2014, Nicole signed a deal with RCA Records for over £2.9million and starred in Cats, which earned her an Oliver nomination.
Her endorsements include Herbal Essences, Missguided, British Airways and Proactive but you’re most likely to know her from her Muller yoghurt adverts.
Lucky Nicole lives in a house in the Hollywood Hills, which she bought for around £1,665,534 ($2,165,000) in 2006.