X Factor’s Nicole Scherzinger wants to change the name of the ‘Overs’

Nicole Scherzinger is campaigning to change The X Factor’s Overs category to the Sexies.


In charge of the category for the first time, Nicole really isn’t keen on their current name.

She told OK! Magazine this week: “I really hate the name Overs. I told The X Factor producers I want to change it to the Sexies.

“Whenever you say you have the Overs and people are like ‘Meh’, and I’m like ‘Come on guys, they’re not in their nineties!’ The category is 28 years and up, they’re still young.”

Nicole added she was excited to be mentoring the group this series.

She said: “I’ve never worked with that category before. I don’t want to do the same things over and over, I wanted to switch it up. There’s a lot to be said for the Overs because they have more life experience, so they bring more meaning an depth to the competition.”

However Nicole has confessed she’s not sure the winner is one of her contestants.


Nicole won the show last year with the Boys, mentoring Matt Terry to victory.

But she’s not expecting to repeat that success – despite vowing to give it her best effort.

“I am very competitive and I put a million per cent into everything I do,” Nicole said. “But two years in a row, I don’t know about that.”

She admitted: “I have a feeling of somebody that is going to win but they are not in my category.”


The X Factor 2017 continues this Saturday at 8:20PM and Sunday night at 7:05PM on ITV.

Guest stars will be BGT winner Tokio Myers and Rita Ora.