X Factor 2016: Nicole Scherzinger isn't keen on Ryan Lawrie and Emily Middlemas' romance


Nicole Scherzinger has revealed concerns about X Factor romances.

It's after discovering that her act Ryan Lawrie was dating fellow finalist Emily Middlemas.

The pair have known for another for years and got together seven months ago, before this year's show had even started.

But Nicole is worried that it may see them lose focus on the competition.


She said: "I don't know anything about that, it's game time right now.

"Nobody focuses on that stuff and they don't need to be focusing on that either, they should be focused."

It's a rather different opinion to Simon Cowell, who previously said the relationship didn't bother him.

"I did hear about that," he said on Xtra Factor earlier this month, "I think it's a good thing. It's happened before, it makes it interesting when one goes!"

Meanwhile, Nicole went on to say she was "really happy" after landing the Boys category to mentor again.

"I work well with boys and I made history with Jahmene Douglas, James Arthur and Rylan Clark-Neal. I speak to them all the time," she said.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Nicole also revealed what the judges got up to backstage during the weekends.

She explained: "We hang out on Sunday sand we're trying to bring back the tradition of all having a Sunday roast together.

"Myself, Gary Barlow, Sharon and Louis used to do that when we were on the panel so we're going to invite Simon into our little circle - if he's lucky.

"There isn't anything a Sunday roast can't fix!"

The X Factor 2016 airs live this Saturday and Sunday night at 8PM on ITV.

It's Motown week and the final eleven - including newly introduced 4 Of Diamonds - will be singing to avoid the next elimination.

On Sunday night another act will go while former X Factor champs Little Mix will take to the stage to perform.

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