The Sun reported last month that show boss Simon Cowell was set to axe the singer in another panel shake up.An insider said: “Nicole was a passionate judge but has no contract and won’t be back this year in order to bring in fresh blood.”Now Frankie has put herself forward for the open spot behind the judges' desk."I'd love to do something like that, it would be so fun," she told the tabloid.After the celebrity pair then openly admitted that they fancy each other in front of their dates, Viewers could not contain themselves, with one tweeting: "Oh god this so awkward Charlotte and Frankie fancy each other and their dates just sitting there #Celebs Go Dating", followed by a series of awkward and laughing-faced emojis.
Thursday night's episode of Celebs Go Dating was full of twists and turns, with one date in particular making viewers squirm in their armchairs: Nadia Essex and Eden Blackman sent Charlotte Dawson and Frankie Cocozza on a double date to Blackpool, which definitely didn't go as they had intended.
As the double date got underway, 23 year old Salesman Kieran arrived for the Ex On The Beach beauty, but despite his devilishly handsome looks, Charlotte was clearly only interested in her co-star.
Things got extremely awkward very quickly, with Charlotte asking Frankie what his "type" is and Frankie admitting he's attracted to girls who are: "Leary, and out there" — which is an exact description of Charlotte.
Someone else said: "This is probably the most uncomfortable date I've ever seen #Celebs Go Dating." "Charlotte is f**kin hilarious and watching Frankie squirm is bl**dy brilliant tele #Celebs Go Dating", tweeted another fan of the show.
It comes amid rumours that current judge Nicole Scherzinger will NOT be back this year.