NICOLE Scherzinger is reportedly asking for double the money she earned last year to return as a judge on The X Factor.

The former Pussycat Dolls star is said to be asking for £1.5 million to stay as part of the show, according to the Sunday People. A source said to the paper: “[Simon] Cowell has made Nicole an offer, but she knows the money she wants and it’s double what she got last year. “She knows that she was the star of the show last year and therefore thinks she should be paid appropriately. Last year it was all so rushed, she was a last-minute replacement for Kelly Rowland, so she couldn’t negotiate properly.”                          –DS