Former The Voice judge Ricky Wilson up for The X Factor with Nicole Scherzinger


Ricky Wilson has said he'd like to appear on The X Factor with Nicole Scherzinger.

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman, a former judge of The Voice when it was broadcast on the BBC, has no problem with jumping ship to an ITV singing talent series.

"I'd do judges' houses with Nicole," he told the Daily Mirror. "And if Simon would have Kaiser Chiefs on The X Factor performing, I'd love that."

Ricky Wilson
Ricky Wilson (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

The 38-year-old singer worked with the ex-Pussycat Dolls star on Sky 1 panel series Bring The Noise, which was broadcast last year.

The entertainment series was Ricky's first role as host.

Nicole and Tinie Tempah were the team captains in Bring The Noise, which included live musical performances and celebrity guests. Unfortunately, the show was not renewed for a second series.

Nicole Scherzinger at X Factor auditions (Rui Vieira/PA)
Nicole Scherzinger at X Factor auditions (Rui Vieira/PA)

Ricky enjoyed success on The Voice as a coach and the series bowed out of the BBC with him as the winning mentor of ex-Liberty X singer Kevin Simms.

Talking about X Factor versus The Voice, he was full of compliments.

He said: "Everyone thinks there's rivalry, but when it comes round to X Factor, I watch on a Saturday night. I've been to sit in the ­audience because it's fun."