X Factor 2012 judges: Tulisa has 'girl crush' on Nicole!

Nicole Scherzinger

X Factor's Tulisa has confessed to having a "girl crush" on new panel member Nicole!

Tulisa was keen to dispel any rumours of a rivalry between the pair, saying this week that the former X Factor USA judge was "humble".

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Tulisa admitted: "Even I have a girl crush on her. I didn’t know if I’d like her.

"When you see her on stage she seems like a diva, but the surprise was she’s actually really humble."

And Tulisa is not the only one smitten with the new judge.

Louis Walsh told the newspaper about Nicole: "She’s the most beautiful woman in the world."

He explained: "Tulisa’s great, but she’s Tulisa. She’s clever and funny and outspoken and is like your sister, if you had a bold sister. She’s brilliant, but a little rough around the edges. Nicole is… just beautiful."

However a modest Nicole tells the publication today: "I never thought I was beautiful.

"I grew up in Kentucky where everyone looked like Tulisa. I wasn’t comfortable in my skin until quite recently. I was the last person in the world you’d think would end up in a band like the Pussycat Dolls. When my friends heard I was in it they all said, 'Are you serious?'"

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor UK[/cat] kicks off next Saturday at 8PM on ITV1.

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