Words: Liam Buckley 

Just when we thought the female elements of the X Factor panel couldn’t get any hotter or more unachievable. Bosses have hit the big time by hiring the chief Pussycat Doll and F1 muse to join the team. Yes, you guessed it. Nicole Scherzinger will be parking her bootylicious behind in the judge’s seat for this weeks audition in Manchester. Scherzinger is standing in for pregnant judge Danni Minogue. And as it stands, we will also be without our number one sex pot – Miss Cheryl Cole, who’s reportedly seriously ill with a suspected case of malaria after collapsing on the set of a photo shoot last week. Fear not, because it is safe to say Scherzinger has the ability to send our libido levels soaring single-handedly. Even though we are deeply saddened by the absence of our Aussie Angel and Geordie Goddess, we should be truly satisfied with the presence of this Hawaiian Hottie, who will offer the requisite distraction from Cowell’s bizarre pallor. Aloha! And here's her fella ahead of the British grand prix saying how lovely she is.