Nicole Scherzinger: X Factor judges are 'dysfunctional family'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 November 2012
Nicole at the Cosmopolitan Awards

Nicole at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2012

Nicole Scherzinger thinks her fellow 'X Factor' judges form a motley crew and is relieved the public have responded so warmly to her on the show

Nicole Scherzinger thinks 'The X Factor' judges are like a "dysfunctional family".

The Pussycat Dolls singer is pleased with the response she has had from fans of the ITV1 show and how well she has meshed with fellow judges Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh, despite their on-screen clashes.

Speaking at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards with VO5, Nicole told BANG Showbiz: "We're one big happy dysfunctional family. I don't know if I'm all that jazz, but [the response is] nice. I didn't know how people were going to take me coming here. I just said to myself, I've got a lot of ammunition in my back pocket because I've worked really hard in the industry for a very long time.

"I'm here to be true to myself, I'm going to be honest I'm going to be the best mentor ever that I can possibly be and try and have some fun with it, bring some energy that's all I'm trying to do, I never know what's going to happen."

The 34-year-old singer also weighed in on the recent bust-up between Gary and Tulisa - when he accused the N-Dubz star of having "fag ash breath" - and admitted she would have had a great response for Gary, but usually has no idea what comebacks are going to come out of her mouth.

Nicole said: "I would have said, 'Don't you miss it, darling!' [mimes smoking] I've never smoked a cigarette though. I didn't even know what they were talking about. We don't have that slang in America.

"Sometimes stuff just comes out of my mouth, you never know what's going to come out. I didn't know I was going to talk about baby oil [last weekend (27.10.12)]. I'm just like, 'What is happening right now? Yep, I'm talking about baby oil on national TV."

The Pussycat Dolls

Ex-burlesque troupe-turned-nouveau Spice Girls.

Nicole Scherzinger

The American singer and Pussycat Doll member performs chart-topping pop and R&B from her debut album, Killer Love.

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