Nicole Scherzinger is 'fully loaded' to fight Gary Barlow

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 October 2012
Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger says the fireworks on 'The X Factor' will continue because she is going to defend her act Rylan Clark until the end

Nicole Scherzinger promises more bickering with Gary Barlow.

The 'X Factor' judge is fuming over the Take That star's constant criticism of Rylan Clark and has vowed to defend her controversial act until the end to prove she is passionate about being a mentor.

Nicole said: "I am fully loaded and ready to go, whenever Gary is ready to go at it then let's fight.

"I will always defend my acts and you have got to be able to have a sense of humour, you have got to bring some energy."

The brunette beauty is a firm believer in being spontaneous and has likened her outspoken judging style on the ITV1 show to music mogul Simon Cowell's because she can't predict what she's going to say next.

Nicole - who famously told shy Jahmene Douglas to "grow some balls" - explained: "I always say I went to the school of Simon Cowell. He loves you being really spontaneous.

"The place I feel most confident is on the stage, so being a judge is like a craps shoot every night. It is like here goes, anything can happen, that is the frame of mind I am in.

"But I think it is good to keep things spontaneous."

The 'Poison' singer also opened up about fan favourite James Arthur's panic attack last week (13.10.12) and insisted she is helping him to cope with the pressure of the competition.

She told The Mirror newspaper: "He is one of those artists that wears his heart on his sleeve and this is a lot for him and the result of that is his panic attack.

"I think it is hard for him to have to deal with people going home and the thought of him leaving. He puts everything into it."

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