X Factor 2017: Brad Howard gets flirty with Nicole Scherzinger

Brad Howard.

X Factor 2017 contestant Brad Howard got flirty with Nicole Scherzinger in tonight's auditions.

In the latest episode, Nicole was seen telling her fellow judges: "I want romance this year. I'm looking for a husband. Somebody loves me"

Enter 30-year-old model Brad Howard from Manchester.

"Nicole is stunning, it's half the reason I've watched the show for however many years," he told cameras. "It'll be nice to meet her today.

"I'm just going to go in there and direct it straight to Nicole."

In the audition room, Brad performed Stevie Wonder's Lately to a mixed reception from the panel.

Sharon Osbourne commented: "You're a sexy bloke, great looking, your voice is very delicate."

"It's delicate but you do have a beautiful voice," added Nicole Scherzinger.

"I promise you I will work!" said Brad.

"Do you always get what you want?" asked Sharon.

"If I said no I'd be lying," confessed Brad... "So Nicole, can I have your number."

"You better work on those vocals," Louis Walsh then remarked.

Sharon joked: "I know what you're going to work on and it's not those bleeding vocals!"

Despite some hesitation, Brad left with three yeses from the judges after Simon said no.

Brad Howard.
Brad Howard.

You can watch Brad's audition above.

More hopefuls tonight included Montenegro's former Eurovision entry Slavko and runner up of The Voice of the Philippines' Alisah Bonaobra, who had flown in from Manila, Philippines.

The X Factor 2017 airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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