Nicole Scherzinger was seen strutting her stuff on last weekend’s X Factor shows.
The Pussycat Doll star was drafted in a as guest judge, to replace pregnant Dannii Minogue at the Manchester auditions. However, days before her stint, Cheryl Cole fell ill with malaria and the stunning brunette stayed on to assist Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh at bootcamp too.
In an interview with X magazine, Nicole opened up praised Cheryl and admitted that she was sad to have missed out on meeting the Girls Aloud star. She said:
“Oh my God, Cheryl’s, like, the UK’s darling. I don’t know her personally, but I think she’s just lovely at what she does on the show and how people connect with her and her story.
“As for filling her shoes, I would never try to do that because those are big shoes to fill.I think in any situation anyone should go into, they should come into it confidently witha positive attitude and be themselves and do their own thing. So that’s what I tried to do.”
Speculation has been mounting that Simon Cowell wants Nicole to join the UK panel as a permanent judge. She didn’t deny the possibility of this happening when she added:
“Well, right now I guess for me, I’m focusing on my music, because that’s the most important thing as a musician and artist. And I obviously live in America, so it’s something I’d really have to think about before I considered it. But it’s definitely something I wouldn’t rule out because I had so much fun. Simon and Louis just made it such a wonderful experience on the UK X Factor.”