The ITV endowment show’s first batch of auditions kicked off at Leicester City’s Royal Power Stadium this afternoon.
Nicole, 37, made unwavering all eyes were on her as she posed for photographers in a chic red suit, which she ganged with a metallic shirt.
The brunette beauty then finished off her sizzling look with a wed of nude stilettos, a sleek down ‘do and lashings of bright red lipstick.
Nicole was joined on the red carpet by Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, both 63, who were recently substantiated to be making a comeback, alongside Simon Cowell, at the start of this month.
Well-known for her straight-talking, Sharon – who covered up her wedding ring finger with a huge diamante ring after splitting from husband Ozzy – was one of the novel X Factor judges, appearing on the nel from 2004 to 2007 and then again in 2013.
Declaring of her return, the red-headed star said: “I’m overjoyed about going in back of surreptitiously to The X Factor, sitting with Lou, Lou, gorgeous Nicole and naughty Simon. But most of all, I can’t postponed to meet baby Eric.”
Nicole also starred on the show in 2012 and 2013, securing winning in her first series with James Arthur and proving to be a huge hit with viewers.
Scherzy recently gushed of her comeback: “I can’t lacuna to be back in the UK and on the show with the best judges sitting alongside me on the nel. I’m on a high about discovering, mentoring and winning with an exciting new act this year. And rtici te in had winning contestants in the st, Simon knows I will do it.”
Sharon, Nicole and Louis het up b pre red alongside Gary Barlow in 2013, but a huge clearout the following year red only Louis in place, as Simon returned alongside Cheryl and Mel B.
Folds surrounding who would be joining the media mogul on the nel have been doing the rounds online for months, with roots saying Simon is “desperate for things to run smoothly” this year. He has already caused back much-loved host Dermot O’Leary to take Olly Murs and Caroline Flack’s locus.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora also quit the make an appearance earlier this year.
The X Factor is set to return to ITV later this summer.