The X Factor: Are the new judges at war already?


by Sophie Bronstein |
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They may both be our favourite talent contest judges of all time, but reports by The Mirror state that there may be a bit of a feud going on between Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger - as Scherzy has reportedly managed to bag £125k more from the show than the old-school and brutally honest Sharon.

A source revealed to The Mirror that "Sharon stipulated that she had to be the highest paid judge other than Simon Cowell on the panel. But what she doesn't know is that Nicole is set to pocket an extra £125,000". Ooosh.

And it's no wonder Nicole's cashing in on returning to her role. The singer even dropped out of her role as Grizabella in the Broadway show Cats just to come back to her judging duties - so her £1.8million pay packet comes as no surprise. Sharon is reportedly only receiving £1.7million for her great comeback to the show, according to sources.

Nicole also commented on her return to the show seeming very sure of yet another victory after winning with act James Arthur just a few years ago, saying "'I can't wait to be back in the UK and on the show with the best judges sitting alongside me on the panel. 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".

We just cannot WAIT for the X Factor drama to return to our screens - by the looks of things, this year's series is set to be the most explosive yet!

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