Nicole Scherzinger was paid one million dollars for a 45 minutes concert in Dubai on Thursday.

Nicole Scherzinger was paid one million dollars for 45 minutes work.

The 'X Factor' judge was asked to play a gig at the Dubai World Trade Centre for Emirates NDB bank on Thursday (20.09.12) and the big money offer and first class plane tickets to and from the Middle East proved too difficult to refuse.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Even Nicole can't turn down that sort of cash.

"It didn't take too much time out of her schedule and she was flown in and out of Dubai in first class.

"It's easy money."

Nicole left the country on Friday (21.09.12) and flew back to Los Angeles to work on her latest album.

It's not surprising Nicole jumped at the lucrative offer after it was recently claimed she is facing the axe from the UK 'X Factor' next season with Mel B set to replace her.

Spice Girls singer Mel impressed viewers with her honest opinions when she was a guest judge during the audition stages but Nicole was given the permanent judging role alongside Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos.