There will be no war between Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor 2013, the pair have insisted.
The usual stories of bickering between the judges won't be happening this year, Sharon has insisted.
She told the Daily Mirror today: “Anyone looking for a fight, it is not going to happen because if anyone had done their homework they would know she was my guest at judges’ homes and we have been friends for years.
"They are not going to get anything on this one because we are friends.”
Nicole agreed, telling the newspaper: “Sharon just kind of took me under her wing and she is really lovely as a woman.
“It’s really nice to see other women in the industry who are kind and give empowerment to others. That’s rare.
“Girls, we’re catty and there’s insecurity but she’s a special breed, she’s ?just awesome. She’s outrageous and fun and a riot.”
Meanwhile, Sharon declared she was back on the ITV show because she was simply "the best".
“It is not what they told me, it is what the public want," Sharon said. "“I am way over the age of being shy, my darling, so I will tell you the way it is, OK?
“You are expecting me to be coy and say, ‘Oh, I don’t know’. You can f*** off because this is it.”