Nicole Scherzinger is lining up a career in fashion.

The singer is said to be close to agreeing to a deal to launch her own clothing range with British brand Missguided, and she is expected to snub a return to 'The X Factor' but remain in the UK.

An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Missguided think she could be great for the brand and fashion is something she wants to get into.

''Nothing has been signed for next year's X Factor and it's likely that she won't be going back, so it's a great opportunity for Nicole to venture into new areas.

''She wants to continue working in the UK as she loves it here and feels like an honorary Brit. She's obviously going to be continuing with her music and this will be another string to her bow.''

The former Pussycat Doll is keen to put her own mark on the range, and it is expected to include ''sexy, tight-fitting'' designs.

The source added: ''Expect a lot of sexy, tight-fitting dresses and plenty of sparkles in the range. She wants to really put her stamp on it and make it Schermazing.''