Nicole Scherzinger delays X Factor 2012 auditions with 'diva' behaviour

Nicole Scherzinger

Latest X Factor guest judge Nicole Scherzinger didn't quite win over fans in London yesterday, delaying auditions for an hour.

The Daily Mail reports that the former Pussycat Doll star held up filming after first turning up late and then spending further time making sure she looked absolutely perfect for the cameras.

Although if we were going in front of 15 million viewers, we'd want to look our best too!

Nicole flew into London in the morning for the tryouts, after a holiday with her hunky F1 driver boyfriend Lewis Hamilton.

The singer tweeted: "Looking forward to seeing my UK fans in London at the 02 on Wednesday!!! I'm so grateful and blessed to have them!!! #secondhome."

It was Nicole's second appearance as a guest judge on The X Factor here in the UK, having previously stood in for a pregnant Dannii Minogue and ill Cheryl Cole back in 2010.

And despite getting the axe from the US version of the show last year after just one series, Nicole seemed more than welcome by the British crowd yesterday, despite the wait.

Bosses are understood to be using the show's auditions to trial possible replacements for Kelly Rowland, who quit the show earlier this year.

A new full time judge is expected to be confirmed for the bootcamp stages of the competition in the summer.

Browse pictures of Nicole with the other X Factor judges in London today...

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