Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly worried about a huge backlash from UK fans after she was drafted in at the last minute to replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on the US X Factor.
It is thought that the show’s bosses dropped Cole in favour of the Pussycat Dolls singer, and Scherzinger is now concerned that she will be blamed for it.
A source close to the star said: “Nicole is really upset at what happened to Cheryl. She knows her well and thought she would have been great in the show.
“She knows how people in Britain are so proud of their stars and want to see them do well in the States too, so she is aware there could be a lot of unhappiness surrounding the rejection. The last thing she wants is bad blood between herself and Cheryl and anyone thinking she might have been lobbying to get her place.”
Yesterday it was confirmed that Cole would NOT be returning to the UK X Factor.