X Factor 2012: Olly Murs admits Nicole Scherzinger crush

Nicole Scherzinger (The X Factor 2012)

Xtra Factor host Olly Murs has admitted to having a crush on Nicole Scherzinger!

The former X Factor finalists, who fronts the ITV2 spin off alongside Caroline Flack, said he was "window shopping" with the former Pussycat Dolls singer.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper about the new judge, Olly said: "I think most of the men in Britain have a crush on her, who wouldn't?"

But he was careful not to annoy Nicole's Formula 1 boyfriend lewis Hamilton.

He added: "She has a boyfriend, though, and I'm respectful of that. Let's just say I'm window shopping - I can look but not touch."

But Olly confessed that Nicole probably thinks he is a weirdo, after they met when she performed on last year's series!

"I met her last year and I’m hoping she’s forgotten our encounter. When she appeared on The Xtra Factor, I gave her the most awkward huggle ever," he said. "She must have thought I was a complete weirdo. I’m just hoping she doesn’t call security when she sees me."

The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with performances from Taylor Swift and Rebecca Ferguson.

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