New X Factor 2012 judge Nicole Scherzinger has warned this year's contestants she's a "scary bitch"!
Speaking at yesterday's press launch for the new series, Nicole said she was expecting lots of hard work from the acts in her category.
"I think what I mean is, I’ve been in this business for a long time. I love the experience, and I know what I’m looking for," she explained. "There’s no room for any excuses, I’m a very hard worker so I expect that from a lot of people.
"Ultimately I try to let people down gingerly, in a constructive say so as to bring out the best in them. But ultimately I know who has it and who doesn’t."
And the no nonsense judge said she wouldn't change much about her style on the UK show, despite getting axed from the US version.
"I don’t know, I’m inspired by these two [Tulisa and Louis], there’s obviously a different energy on the panel and different contestants. All I can do is just be honest in the moment and truthful," the former Pussycat Doll singer commented.
She added: "I put 110% in last time on the X Factor when working with the contestants so I’m gonna go with that and follow my heart."
[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] starts this Saturday night on ITV1 at 8PM.
Browse pictures of The X Factor judges at the launch below...