Nicole Scherzinger gushes about Gary Barlow
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 December 2013
'X Factor' star Nicole Scherzinger admitted she feels "tickled" every time she sees her fellow judge Gary Barlow, who she described as "well-fit" after he presented her with a prize at Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards
Nicole Scherzinger feels "tickled" whenever she sees Gary Barlow.
The former Pussycat Doll described her fellow 'X Factor' judge - who presented her with the Ultimate TV Personality prize - as a "friend" but admitted she can't help but find him attractive.
Speaking at Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards, she said: "I'm so glad the well-fit Gary Barlow is here.
"He is my friend but when I see him on stage I do feel tickled. And he's shaved like a baby tonight.
"But really, I had no idea he would be here. I was told it was the first time he's ever presented an award to anyone so I'm humbled. I mean, I know him!"
The 35-year-old star started to get overwhelmed and "emotional", before admitting she says "fart" when she gets nervous and stumbles over her words.
She admitted: "I'm emotional. Oh fart, don't cry ... Sorry, when I forget what I'm saying I say fart. Ah, good times."
Nicole also paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, joking the anti-apartheid revolutionary wasn't impressed with her singing.
She said: "I had the honour of meeting him and I sang him my favourite hymn 'Precious Lord'.
"But I don't think he liked it as afterwards he said, 'Have you got anything else?' "