X Factor 2012: Dermot O'Leary says Nicole Scherzinger will be "brilliant"

Nicole Scherzinger (X Factor 2012)

X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has said that Nicole Scherzinger will be "brilliant" on the show.

ITV confirmed yesterday that Nicole was the new X Factor judge, reportedly agreeing to a £750,000 contract.

Speaking about the new appointment, Dermot said Nicole was a good choice because she gets British humour and music.

The hunky host said: "We start with Nicole on Monday in Newcastle

"The great thing about Nicole is that she gets us, which is lovely. A lot of Americans, there's not much cross over sometimes, but she's brilliant."

Speaking about the show's various guest judges over the auditions so far, Dermot branded Geri Halliwell "confrontational" and said Mel B "didn't give a ****" whether or not she was booed by the audience.

He added: "I loved Rita Ora, she was terrific. She's young but she knows what she's doing, she spoke a lot of sense. "

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor UK[/cat] auditions continue on Monday.

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