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'The X Factor' Shake-Up: Nicole Scherzinger, Fox Break Silence

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Former "X Factor" host Nicole Scherzinger.

Nicole Scherzinger is opening up about the big 2012 shake-up at The X Factor that saw her, Paula Abdul and host Steve Jones axed from the Fox singing competition series.


Scherzinger told "Access Hollywood" that she was completely committed to the show.
"Well, all I know is that I gave 110 percent to that show," she said. "I know everybody's talking about it. They're saying good, bad, they love me or hate me, but the one thing you can't say is that I didn't give it my all."

Scherzinger and Abdul served on the judges panel alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. Scherzinger was originally tapped to co-host the series alongside Jones, but when British singer Cheryl Cole was abruptly fired as a judge, Scherzinger took her place at the table.

"I loved being a part of my ‘X Factor’ family," Scherzinger said. "Nothing could obviously prepare me for everything I had to go through, all the emotions and stuff, but I have no regrets."

Mike Darnell, Fox's president of alternative entertainment, told EW that the first season of "The X Factor" was an "audition act." With Abdul, Scherzinger and Jones out, that leaves Reid and Cowell the last men standing, but on-air talent won't be the only changes.

"There definitely will be lots of different changes in the show," Darnell said.

So far, no official replacements have been named, but that didn't stop HuffPost TV from naming a few people we think would do well on the show.

Check out our casting suggestions in this gallery, and share your own in the comments.

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