Simon Cowell recycles Cheryl Cole's birthday presents for Nicole Scherzinger on X Factor USA!

Simon Cowell

X Factor rivals Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger both celebrated their birthday this week and it seemed as though Simon Cowell's presents for the former Pussycat Doll had been seen before on our show. Simon presented Nicole with an "I Heart Simon Cowell" t-shirt, and a cake with his face on it!

Nicole celebrated turning 33 on The X Factor in the USA yesterday while Cheryl turns 28 today and, unfortunately for her, won't be getting any presents from the Xtra Factor crew this year 🙁

Despite Cheryl taking the joke gifts in good humour, Nicole didn't seem as impressed. An insider said: I think Nicole might have been expecting something fancy.

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"Simon’s face on a cake and T Shirt probably wasn’t exactly it, but no doubt she will get her own back when his birthday comes around!"

Speaking to MailOnline the source added: "Nicole has been reminding everyone for weeks that her birthday is coming up and she even emailed Simon last night to remind him so he wouldn’t forget when he arrived at work today, she as so cute"

However Nicole herself seemed to be in high spirits as she and fellow X Factor judges - Simon, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid - travelled to Seattle for the latest round of auditions.

"I am so excited, I woke up this morning and it’s my birthday," she raved. "I have an amazing job working with three of the most wonderful people in the world that I have ever met... Well two actually – and then there’s Simon too!"

Simon Cowell presents

Check out Cheryl receiving her very own Simon Cowell face cake on last year's show below...

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