Nicole Scherzinger slams fame hungry X Factor contestants

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X Factor 2017 judge Nicole Scherzinger has hit out at 'fame hungry' contestants.

The singer has taken aim at those who use the singing talent show just to become famous.


And she's not the only one that feels that way.

“I don’t like it when the attention is flipped, when people just want to be famous," Nicole said.

She told The Sun newspaper: "They are wasting their time – and our time. I don’t have the patience for that any more."

Nicole Scherzinger (X Factor 2017)

Nicole's comments were previously echoed by former judge Cheryl.

She complained when she was last on the series in 2015: "That’s a big thing for me, if I feel someone’s coming on just to be famous.


"I have seen somebody that came on to audition and ended up on another reality show that had nothing to do with music. I could sense it at the time that she just wanted to be famous.

"If you just want to be famous then this is not the show for you, this is hard work. You have to want to be a pop star."

Cheryl added: "It’s a shame because some people queue up for days and dream about it for years and years, they get turned away because maybe they were too nervous on the day of auditions previous to seeing us.

"And then there’s someone like her who just wants to be a known person, I do get a little bit annoyed, especially when people get defensive when you’re just trying to talk to them. I’m getting a bit long in the tooth for it!"

Simon Cowell

However Simon Cowell had slightly different remarks to make when it came to people using The X Factor as a quick route to fame.


He said previously: "I don’t mind people coming on the show to be famous for the right reason.

"What does frustrate me is somebody who isn’t very good, doesn’t do much and hopes to walk onto another reality show the following week. I feel that they have taken someone else’s spot."

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