X Factor 2012 judges: Nicole Scherzinger declares: "I’m a damn good mentor."

Nicole Scherzinger (The X Factor 2012)

Humble X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has said she felt compelled to come over to the UK to wow us with her mentoring skills.

The US star admitted today to being "scared to death" to joining the UK show for the live shows, after viewers reacted a lot more favorably to guest judge Mel B.

There were reports that X Factor boss Simon already wanted rid of Nicole to get Mel on the panel for next year's series.

“I was scared to death. I didn’t feel like I had the warmest reception coming here," Nicole said. “People were saying, ‘She’s the most boring person of the year, Mel B is the queen, she should be fired’.

“I got scared and freaked out. But then I was like, ‘Hell no, ain’t no one gonna tell me that I don’t know what I’m doing’."

Nicole fought on, and decided she needed to come to the UK because she's just so good at her 'job'.

She told The Sun newspaper today; “I came here for a reason. I’m a damn good mentor. I’m not saying I’m a great judge or I’m the most articulate person. But I’m going to focus my energy on the contestants and give 110 per cent to it.

“UK people like honesty, they love humour. So if I could really say it how it is and say it in my own style of humour then maybe people will get me and I can get to them.”

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