Nicole Scherzinger gets Cheryl Cole’s job

Jun 27, 2010 - Valencia, Spain - Lewis Hamilton's girlfriend NICOLE SCHERZINGER at the Formula One Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia.Nicole Scherzinger will be filling in for Cheryl Cole for the boot camp stage of the X Factor.

She will be helping Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh select the contestants for the next stage of the competition while Cheryl is off recovering from malaria.

‘There was no way Cheryl was going to be able to do boot camp, despite being on the mend,’ a source tells the Sun.

‘Nicole was great in Manchester and Simon really likes her.’

An official statement was released saying: ‘Due to the unusual circumstances, we are changing the format of boot camp slightly this year and we will not be inviting an audience to watch the contestants being put through their paces,’