X Factor UK: Leona Lewis reckons she's the most sensitive judge

Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis has claimed she's the most sensitive judge on the X Factor this year!

The former X Factor champ was seen as a guest judge on the weekend's latest audition shows as the final try outs were aired from London.

Leona suggested: "I think I’m the most sensitive Judge. I’m honest but also emphatic. I’ve been in the Contestants’ positions so I don’t like to be brutal. I take a softly-softly approach."

She added: "Yes, there were tears! I got so worked up and emotional when certain acts didn’t go through. You just wanted to give them a big hug."

Leona, who won the show back in 2006, admitted it felt weird to be on the other side of the judges' desk.

"Initially, it felt really alien to be sat behind that desk. I quickly got used to it. The Judges were lovely. Tulisa was really friendly and it was great to hang out with Louis again," she told the official ITV1 X Factor website this week.

And on Take That's Gary Barlow, Leona said: "I have such a soft spot for Gary. I got on the best with him. He’s such an astounding songwriter and person. I’ll never forget performing with him as a Contestant on The X Factor – it was truly magical."

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