Nicole Scherzinger sizzles in new The X Factor: Celebrity preview

The X Factor: Celebrity EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Scherzinger makes a VERY sexy return to judging panel as she’s joined by guest stars Katharine McPhee and David Foster for ‘carnage’ new series

The X Factor: Celebrity kicks off on Saturday night, with 14 acts stepping out of their comfort zones in a bid to impress the judges.

And in an exclusive preview of the ITV show, judge Nicole Scherzinger sizzled in a white swimsuit as she stepped out of a swimming pool ahead of the big launch.

It comes as it was revealed that Simon Cowell will invite a star-studded audience including music mogul David Foster and his wife Katharine McPhee to watch the new series, which Louis Walsh has already hinted will be ‘carnage.’  

Making a splash: In exclusive preview of the ITV show, judge Nicole Scherzinger sizzled in a white swimsuit as she stepped out of a swimming pool ahead of the launch of the ITV show

Celebrities including Megan McKenna, Ricki Lake and the stars of Love Island will be singing their hearts out in a bid to secure a record contract and the honour of being crowned the X Factor: Celebrity champion.

But before the contest kicks off, Nicole ensured all eyes were on her as she put on a very steamy display in the preview for the show. 

As Simon Cowell, 60, introduced his fellow judge, the video cut to a slow-mo image of the Pussycat Doll slowly emerging from the pool.

The singer, 41, looked incredible in the plunging white one-piece which featured a cut-out back and showcased her slender physique to perfection. 

Trouble ahead? The teaser clip sees Louis Walsh hinting that things could be ‘carnage’ if things go wrong for the famous faces

Lavish: For the celebrity series, Simon is also set to invite a slew of celebrity pals to watch the performances in his LA home, including husband and wife David Foster and Katharine McPhee

Taking a dip: But before the contest kicks off, Nicole ensured all eyes were on her as she put on a very steamy display in the preview for the show.

Smouldering into the camera, the star seductively ran her hands through her raven tresses and sultrily put on her mirrored sunglasses. 

The view then cut to the Don’t Hold Your Breath singer looking out at the stunning view, before turning to the camera and declaring: ‘I’m back!’

The clip also sees Louis return to the fold, with the Irish music manager, 67,  teasing that things could be ‘carnage’ for the contestants. 


Together: David and Katharine are also set to be joined by America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel  

Fun: As ever Dermot O’ Leary is back as the host of proceedings, as he joins judge Nicole in Simon’s lavish home

Star-studded: Former teen superstar JoJo (left) is also in attendance, along with legendary songwriter Diane Warren

Throwback: Simon is also set to reunite with his former American Idol co-judge Randy Jackson (seen here far left) for the celebrity series

Jovial: Record producing legend Peter Waterman (seen here centre) is also in attendance for the exciting celebrity show (Randy seen far left)

When explaining that taking part in the programme could be a big risk for the stars, he said: ‘They’re taking a chance, their reputations are on the line… it could be carnage!’ 

Meanwhile, it’s not only the celebrities that are taking a chance, with Simon also stating that he’s taking a gamble.

He declared: ‘My credibility’s at stake. If it doesn’t work, I’ll look like a total idiot!’ 

Elsewhere in the preview, TV’s ‘Mr Nasty’ was back on fine form as snippets from the auditions show him giving a scathing critique to one unfortunate performer.  


He’s back! Louis makes his long-awaited return to The X Factor for the celebrity series

Good to see you! Former American Idol contestant Todrick Hall also greeted Simon as he was one of the stars in the audience

Showman: Todrick competed on American Idol in 2011, and since then has gone onto be a hit songwriter and performer (pictured with Diane)

Smokin’: Nicole, 41, looked incredible in the plunging white one-piece which featured a cut-out back and showcased her slender physique to perfection in the teaser clip

Warning: When explaining that taking part in the programme could be a big risk for the stars, he said: ‘They’re taking a chance, their reputations are on the line… it could be carnage!’

Risky business: Simon also stated that he’s taking a gamble. He declared: ‘My credibility’s at stake. If it doesn’t work, I’ll look like a total idiot!’

Speaking into mic, he was heard saying: ‘That is not an audition I would remember, I think you’re better than that!’ 

While another moment in the show clearly causing shock for the judges as Louis yelled: ‘Noooo… Oh my God!’, while Simon clasped his hand to his mouth.

But which stars will make it to the next round? And who will be sent home with their tail between their legs?

X Factor: Celebrity begins Saturday at 8.35pm on ITV. 

He’s back! Elsewhere in the preview, TV’s ‘Mr Nasty’ was back on fine form as snippets from the auditions show him giving a scathing critique to one unfortunate performer

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