updated 05/26/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/25/2011 AT 8:10 PM ET
The X Factor is all about finding the next big breakthrough star. But Simon Cowell’s upcoming Fox show has had enough trouble finding the right lineup of judges.
Reports Thursday morning say Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is replacing British performer Cheryl Cole as a judge. While some think she was fired, the Sun suggests she was simply homesick.
“It hasn’t worked out,” a source tells the paper. “She’s homesick and wants to return to the U.K. She’s had enough. Whether she ends up back on U.K. X Factor is open to speculation.”