Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Nicole 'created monster' in Rylan

Nicole Scherzinger admitted she hasn't heard from Rylan Clark lately

Nicole Scherzinger says she has created "a monster" after helping X Factor flop Rylan Clark find fame.

The fake-tanned reality star came fifth in last year's X Factor despite his eccentric singing style, and won the last Celebrity Big Brother.

Nicole, who mentored Rylan on the X Factor, said she had been snubbed by him recently.

Appearing on tonight's Jonathan Ross show, she said: "I've reached out to Rylan a few times. He had that show and I tweeted about him, wanted people to vote for him.

"He must be really busy because I've tried to hit him up a couple of times, and I was like, 'hey come to my show this weekend, G-A-Y' and he's like, 'sorry, got a gig in Ireland'.

"Then I hit him up before and he's kind of an Essex diva. I've created a monster. I even sent him, I found a pair of gorgeous sparkly balls, cufflinks. I was like, 'these are perfect for Rylan.' So I gave them to him for Christmas and I never even heard back."

The former Pussycat Doll said she was not sure if she would return to the hit talent search show for the next series.

She said: "I don't know, it's up in the air. I would tickle with the idea, as I like to say."

She said her boyfriend, racing driver Lewis Hamilton, was so interested in music he had built a studio in their home in the US. She said: "He told everybody he's putting it in for me and I haven't got to use it yet. He plays the guitar and drums, he is pretty talented. He has a beautiful singing voice. He's doing his own music, I'm just there to support him."

:: See the full interview on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV tonight at 9.20pm.

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