Lewis Hamilton wants Nicole Scherzinger X Factor snub
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 April 2013
Lewis Hamilton reportedly wants his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger to reject an 'X Factor' return potentially worth £1.7 million so they don't get kept apart for too long
Lewis Hamilton wants Nicole Scherzinger to snub 'The X Factor' to help their relationship.
The Formula 1 star reportedly wants his girlfriend to reject a return to the judging panel over fears they will be apart for too long because of their schedules.
When the TV singing show's new series starts in the autumn, Lewis will be racing thousands of miles away in countries like Singapore, Japan, the US and Brazil - and although he remains supportive of her career, he is said to be worried he'll miss her too much.
An insider told the Sunday People newspaper: "Lewis has said to Nicole this is going to be an awful situation and perhaps she shouldn't do it.
"If he thought she had her heart set on returning he wouldn't say this, but he knows she isn't desperate to go back and thinks she would be happier if they were together.
"Nicole is also worried she won't see much of Lewis so it is a big factor that will deeply affect her decision."
If the former Pussycat Doll does turn down a deal, it has been reported she would be snubbing a huge pay day as she pushes for a £1 million rise to take her wage to £1.7 million.
An insider told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Nicole has Simon [Cowell] over a barrel. He's made it clear that his dream judging panel is Nicole, Sharon [Osbourne], Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow.
"Nicole feels she is in a great negotiating position because she was by far the most popuar judge last year and Simon should be rewarding her for that.
"There's a massive stand-off over her signing the contract - she wants Simon to pay her the extra million, putting her on £1.7 million. He really doesn't have a choice if he wants her to return to the show."