X Factor judges photos: Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa try hardest not to outdo each other

The X Factor judges photos are finally here in all their glossy fabulousness as Nicole Scherzinger debuts as a full time X Factor UK judge and Tulisa rocks her before-blonde locks.

x factorNicole Scherzinger appears in her first photo shoot for X Factor. Copyright [ITV pictures]

The brand spanking new photos follow the same format — the girls (Tulisa and Nicole) in the middle with the boys in the form of Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh framing them as the quartet stand in front of the giant 'X'.

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These are the first official shots of the latest lineup with Tulisa and Nicole launching the first of the fashion wars, which is actually more in tandem as they pose in monochrome looks.

Nicole picked an angular printed dress complete with boob-showing neckline while Tulisa wore a one-shouldered leopard print number covering up her assets.

x factor judgesNicole and Tulisa appear to be working together wit their looks. Copyright [ITV Pictures]

The girls appeared determined not to make it a battle between them a la Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue and instead matched their outfits perfectly.

The second shot shows them rocking jewel colours, Nicole in a deep blue strapless number and Tulisa in a hot pink creation.

Gary Barlow followed his usual XF uniform of a t-shirt under a jacket leaving the dressing up to Louis and a tux.

x factor judgesTulisa and Louis play up to the camera. Copyright [ITV Pictures]

The judges avoided doing the cheesy yet oh-so infectious 'x' with their arms and instead opted for some pointing at the camera from Tulisa and Louis.

When it comes to the individual photos, Nicole went back to her Pussycat doll stages with a hooded number in woven in silver spirals complete with serious smoldering to the camera.

X Factor starts on Saturday — we can't wait!