Andrew Lloyd-Webber confirms Nicole Scherzinger's X Factor return

But he's bloody FUMING about it

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In what can only be described a COMPLETE 180, despite earlier reports that Nicole Scherzinger was all set to turn down a role on the X Factor due to her previous commitment to Cats; she's now decided to ditch the musical for a judging spot on the panel.

Despite this news potentially causing Simon Cowell to cartwheel around his front room to re-runs of the 2012 show; there's one person out there who is NOT up for seeing Nicole talking about balls every Saturday night - and that's Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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The composer of Cats has made his opinion on Nicole's choice pretty clear, in the process confirming the rumours that neither Nic nor the X Factor have formally acknowledged yet. In an interview with The Economist, Andrew Lloyd Webber explained exactly what happened:

"A week before we were due to go into rehearsals with Cats, which luckily I'm not producing I have to say, she calls me and says she's decided to do X Factor, having agreed to it. She's crazy, but the American producers took a view of, "Oh fine, we'll get someone else." She's actually not that well known in America. She's better known here. 

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Adding that her change of heart has made him look like a total 'twot' (what a word), he said: "I'm furious because I really believe she's the most fantastically brilliant girl and I went out on a limb to get her at the Palladium and now I look like an absolute twot with them all."

Unleashing a genuinely inspiring level of sass, he continued: "Nevermind, there will be another girl on Broadway and Nicole will not get her Tony Award."

Well. He's certainly made his feelings known.

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