X Factor 2012: Nicole Scherzinger loves her "sweet pea" Jahmene Douglas

Nicole Scherzinger (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Nicole Scherzinger seems to have a special spot in her heart for Jahmene Douglas!

Nicole has been very protective of shy Nicole, who apparently reminds her of boyfriend Lewis Hamilton.

The pair even have their own cute pet names for another which they use behind the scenes.

Former Asda shelf stacker Jahmene revealed: “I have Nicole’s mobile number and she is always texting.

“She’s on it like a car bonnet or as she says ‘I’m on like Donkey Kong’.

He told the Daily Star Sunday today: “We even have special nicknames for each other. She calls me sweet pea and I call her sweet potato.

“She calls me lamb chop and I call her cinnamon stick.

“We keep changing them every now and then."

Jahmene, the favourite to win the show, added: “She is the most amazing and inspirational woman I have ever met.”

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The X Factor 2012 continues tonight on ITV1 and ITV1HD with Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe, and there will be performances from Rhianna and Bruno Mars.

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