X Factor 2012: Olly Murs has a crush on Nicole Scherzinger!

Olly Murs

Xtra Factor host Olly Murs has revealed he's got a crush on new X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger.

The former Pussycat Doll singer joins the show this year, replacing Kelly Rowland.

And Olly joked he's nervous about working with Nicole again after first meeting her on Xtra Factor last year.

"She’s gorgeous. I remember hugging her for like the longest hug ever last year. I’m worried about meeting her because maybe she thinks I’m some stalker," he said.

Speaking to The Sun, the former X Factor finalist said: "She came on The Xtra Factor and I gave her this 50-second hug. She was like, ‘What is this guy doing?’ So I’m obviously a bit worried about meeting her again.”

Olly also insisted that Nicole would make a good judge on The X Factor UK, having been fired from the American version last year after only just one series.

He said: "There was some sort of criticism but I think the reception she’s getting here in the UK, from what Caroline’s [Flack] been telling me, has been brilliant.”

[cat]The X Factor[/cat] is expected to start next month on ITV1.

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