X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger wants Tinie Tempah for Judges Houses

All eyes will be on new judge Nicole Scherzinger as the brand new series of X Factor kicks off next weekend.

Nicole Scherzinger, Tinie TempahNicole Scherzinger reportedly is lining up Tinie Tempah for Judges Houses. Copyright [Wenn]

And the Pussycat Doll star is apparently eying up Tinie Tempah to secure her chances of making a proper impact on the ITV show.

According to The Sun, Nicole has asked for the British rapper to be her side-kick at Judges Houses for the new series.

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The 34-year-old has apparently landed the Boys category as she goes head-to-head with Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa.

Nicole is lining up on the panel alongside Tulisa. Copyright [Twitter]

And she is looking for some assistance from an expert in the field - hence asking for Tinie to be brought along for the ride.

Apparently X Factor bosses are keen for the pairing after they already lined up the rapper for the show.

Just yesterday ITV confirmed that the new series of the talent show is kicking off at 8pm next Saturday night.

The launch show will be on for a whopping 75 minutes (clear all diaries immediately), with the usual hilarious audition shows expected.

It remains to be seen how Lewis Hamilton's girlfriend Nicole Scherzy will take to the role - after she was brought in to replace Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland.

Our omg! roving reporter was up at bootcamp in Liverpool earlier this year and saw Nicole break down sobbing at one of the acts.