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Nicole Scherzinger says 'X Factor' contestants are like "best friends".

The X Factor...File photo dated 21/02/12 of Nicole Scherzinger, who has signed up to join the judging panel on the new series of The X Factor. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday June 15, 2012. The singer will join Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos on the talent show in a reported ?750,000 deal. See PA story SHOWBIZ Scherzinger. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire...E
The X Factor...File photo dated 21/02/12 of Nicole Scherzinger, who has signed up to join the judging panel on the new series of The X Factor.
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger is apparently worried about juggling her singing commitments with The X Factor
Nicole Scherzinger
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 24: Lewis Hamiltons girlfriend, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, is seen following the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit on March 24, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger says her former 'X Factor' contestants are like "best friends".

The 34-year-old singer has revealed her final three boys from last year - Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clark and winner James Arthur - are still very close after having formed a bond and while she still helps them out in times of need, Nicole knows they are responsible enough to not worry about.

She said: "They have genuinely amazing hearts and are like best friends - which says a lot as they're totally different. They text me so if they need me I'm there.

"They're young men now. They're grown up. I learned a lot from them and they learned a lot from me. They handled themselves very well.

"I've always tried to keep them level-headed and told them to stick to what's important. I tell them, 'Remember what you're here for and your purpose with your music.' "

After spending so much time in the UK since landing a spot as judge on the ITV singing competition, Nicole looks at the country as her "home away from home".

She added to Britain's HELLO! magazine: "London is my second home. It's my home away from home. I love the people, I love my work here, I love the architecture.

"But the weather? That's the only thing I dislike. It's mucky. It's dreary. I understand the rain and snow, but that grey mush in the sky? It's like, 'What's that? The sky's depressed right now.' "

Source Bang Showbiz

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