X Factor 2016 judges Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger are new BFFs


X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has heaped praise on Nicole Scherzinger.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper, Sharon compared her time on The X Factor now to 2007 when she appeared alongside Dannii Minogue.

“There is no nastiness, there is no bitchyness, there is no jockeying for position, there is nothing like that. I love Nicole, she is a really good friend of mine," said Sharon, who also appeared with Nicole on The X Factor in 2013.

She added: “To work with people who are your friends it is a double bonus.”

It's been a bit of a rough year for Mrs O but she says working on The X Factor has helped.

“I love doing The X Factor. When you are in a place that you love and a place where you are comfortable and surrounded by good people, you kind of feel nurtured and you feel like you are in a nest somehow," Sharon told the tabloid.

But as for returning next year, Sharon said: “It is not up to me, it is up to Simon and ITV.

"Where something is out of your control you don’t set yourself up. There is no point saying I really want to come back so I learn to step away and if they ask me back fantastic and if they don’t then that is great too.”

For now, The X Factor 2016 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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