Imagine our delight when, while shooting stunning singer Nicole Scherzinger for the cover of InStyle's August issue, the Pussycat Doll got the call that she would be promoted from host to judge on America's X Factor. Scratch that, imagine her delight! Not that we knew anything about it at the time: “You guys will hear all about it in a few days,” she told us when the phone became glued to her ear mid-shoot.
SEE NICOLE'S EXCLUSIVE COVER SHOOT HERE!
The news, of course, was that Nicole was to replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on Simon Cowell's show. And although she was thrilled at the opportunity, she was sorry to see her friend go. She told InStyle exclusively: “She's lovely. We really relate - we both find it very hard to say ‘No’ to the contestants; we both go at it from the same place; we both give heartfelt and constructive criticism."
Find out Nicole said about the rest of the X Factor clan and her Formula One champ boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, plus check her out modelling some seriously sleek tailoring, in the latest issue of InStyle, out today!
By Maria Milano