Dermot O'Leary: Nicole Scherzinger is brilliant

Dermot O'Leary is thrilled with new 'X Factor' judge Nicole Scherzinger because she has such a "brilliant" sense of humour

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Nicole Scherzinger

Dermot O'Leary thinks Nicole Scherzinger is a "brilliant" 'X Factor' judge.

The programme's host is delighted the singer - who is in a relationship with British Forumla 1 star Lewis Hamilton - has joined the panel of the show and think she is a perfect fit because of her sense of humour.

Speaking about Nicole - who was a guest judge on the show in 2010 and a panellist on the US show last year - Dermot said: "Nicole, she's only done one city so far with us, but the great thing is she did the year before in Manchester so she gets it.

"She did America last year obviously. She's brilliant. She gets our sense of humour I think because she has, I don't know, because she's spent so much time with Lewis Hamilton I suppose.

"She kind of gets the whole UK or British sense of humour."

While Dermot admits he misses departed judge Kelly Rowland, he thinks Nicole has been a perfect replacement alongside Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow.

He added on UK TV show 'Daybreak': "I miss Kelly [Rowland] obviously, but Nicole's brilliant, she stepped in and she's serene, she's brilliant. The camera loves her, I saw a shot the other day of her and Tulisa sat next to each other - they looked beautiful."

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