However after talks with head judge Simon Cowell, the singer was persuaded to return.Scherzinger has a strong history as a judge on the show.The singer jetted back to London to take her place on the judging panel for the X Factor auditions in the capital on Thursday.
A couple of weeks ago she straddled him on stage after hearing he had survived the public vote.
Opting to go barefoot while strolling by the sea, Nicole hid behind a pair of aviator shades and kept herself cool by sheltering herself from the blazing sun rays with a stylish straw hat.
She toted her beach essentials in a dainty bucket bag that featured a glittering embroidered design.
She rung in her 39th birthday with a raucous London night out on Thursday.
And Nicole Scherzinger continued to celebrate on Saturday - stripping down to her skimpy string swimwear after landing in Mykonos with a bevy of pals.