The 45-year-old preceding X Factor judge wanted Nicole, but she had already agreed to Simon Cowell’s ITV seek.
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole, 38, revealed: “He did ask me. He said he was right-mindedness about to call me then he saw Simon had signed me for X Factor and he was like, ‘Oh god’. So that was sad.”
She outlined the Sun: “If I was ever to do another nel with X Factor it would only be with the one we have in the offing now.
“If someone quit, I would quit. Unless Gazza came behind, I love Gary.
«So the chance to bring my experience and knowledge of west end musicals, to arrogate cast for a new show, feels a privilege and I am thrilled to do it.»
Glee star Amber Riley judged on the put on during the first round of the competition, which filmed in September this year.
The X Representative concludes tonight on ITV at 8pm.