X Factor 2012: Nicole Scherzinger won't 'mother' her acts

Nicole Scherzinger (The X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has said she won't be a mother to her acts.

The former Pussycat Doll singer said she didn't mind her boys - [tag]Rylan Clark[/tag], [tag]Jahmene Douglas[/tag] and [tag]James Arthur[/tag] - going out for a drink or enjoying themselves.

"I’m sure they can handle themselves," she said at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards 2012 this week. "They’re grown full boys hopefully they know what to eat and how much to sleep."

And it seems Nicole's open approach is working, not that her boys are that out of control.

Jahmene Douglas doesn't drink, while Rylan has given up the booze to help pal [tag]Lucy Spraggan[/tag] get back to health.

Speaking at the same awards ceremony, Rylan revealed that Lucy "is genuinely really, really ill at the moment"

He added to the Metro newspaper: "I’ve been at home looking after her. She’s on medication at the moment and we’ll just have to wait and see."

Rylan added that he was looking forward to having more "banter" with Gary Barlow in the weeks to come.

"I like the banter I’ve got with Gary. I look forward to it as much as I think everyone else does," he told the tabloid.

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues this Saturday night on ITV1 with a Number Ones themed night.

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.

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