Xtra Factor co-host Olly Murs has said he enjoys banter with Nicole Scherzinger, but insisted he wouldn't go any further!
Olly has made no secret of fancying the US singer since first meeting her on last year's show.
He said today: "Nicole and I enjoy a bit of friendly flirting during the show. She’s one of the hottest girls on the show.
"You’d have to be gay not to fancy Nicole! Things won’t go any further than my crush – she has a boyfriend and it’s just a bit of banter for the show."
"Nicole’s catsuit was VERY distracting. Goodness knows how her Boys managed to concentrate that night!"
Meanwhile, Olly insisted that all four judges were all speaking terms after the weekend's spats on the live shows.
He said: "We covered the Tulisa/Gary spat on The Xtra Factor. Gary apologised to Tulisa on our show and you could see he really meant it. I don’t think he meant to say what he did and you could see he was genuinely sorry. Gary’s a great guy. Everything seems cool with the Judges now!"
[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues this Saturday night on ITV1.
The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.