X Factor fans freak as Nicole Scherzinger REPLACED as a judge

X Factor fans were left stunned by a change to the show’s judging panel.

Nicole Scherzinger was replaced by Britain’s Got Talent’s Alesha Dixon on Sunday night’s show.

Viewers were told at the start that Alesha would take Nicole’s place as she was away for the Manchester auditions.

X Factor fans took to Twitter to voice their confusion at the switch-up.

Alesha Dixon on the X Factor

REPLACEMENT: Alesha filled in for Nicole while she was away

X Factor 2017 Nicole Scherzinger

AWAY: Nicole couldn’t make the Manchester auditions

“What is Alesha Dixon doing on the X Factor?”

Twitter user

One said: “What is Alesha Dixon doing on the X Factor?”

While another added: “Looked at the TV and said ‘Oh Nicole looks like Alesha Dixon tonight’.”

A third blasted: “When you expect Nicole but get Alesha. It’s like mum offering pizza for tea but instead of Domino’s it’s Asda’s own.”

X Factor 2017 Twitter comments

CONFUSED: Fans didn’t know what was going on

However, never fear as Nicole was just away temporarily and will be seen back soon.

There was more news of judge swaps this weekend on the show as it was revealed Cheryl is reportedly returning.

According to Mail On Sunday, Liam Payne’s baby mama will help Simon Cowell pick his three live show acts at judges houses.

Alesha Dixon on X Factor

LOVING IT: Alesha was clearly enjoying her time on the show

The first episode of the show on Saturday already made fans giggle as a woman pulled down her trousers to flash her Simon Cowell tattoo at the man himself.

However, it was revealed ratings for the show have crashed, with the lowest figures since series one.

Eek, we bet Simon’s not happy at that.