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Nicole Scherzinger's Twitter hacked... by Simon Cowell

Published 15/06/2016

Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger
Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger learned her lesson the hard way when her The X Factor boss Simon Cowell took charge of her Twitter account on Tuesday (14Jun16).

Nicole Scherzinger's Twitter account was hacked by her The X Factor boss Simon Cowell on Tuesday (14Jun16).

The pair, along with fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, are currently travelling the U.K. looking for talented singers to appear on the ITV show.

As they searched in Manchester, England, on Tuesday, Nicole inadvertently left her mobile phone unattended on the judges' desk. And music mogul Simon decided to seize the opportunity to post some hilarious messages that appeared to be from Nicole.

The first read: "I am so beautiful", which was followed by, "I really am". Simon continued his pranking when he then wrote on Nicole's account: "I want to eat some mango. Now".

Around 15 minutes later, another tweet appeared which read: "I DEMAND YOU TELL ME I AM GORGEOUS".

While some fans obliged, others realised Nicole's account had been compromised and raised the alarm. It was thought that Nicole could have been the latest victim of the hacker who has been taking over the Twitter accounts of celebrities such as Lana Del Rey and Cody Simpson.

However, the 37-year-old later revealed the identity of her hacker was none other than Simon.

"The culprit. Lesson learned, never leave your phone unattended in the presence of @simoncowell #twitter #highjacked," Nicole wrote alongside a picture of her pointing at a sheepish but smug looking Simon.

Nicole's X Factor comeback has been marred with controversy, following theatre boss Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber alleging that she pulled out of Cats on Broadway to return to the panel of the talent show.

"A week before we were going to go into rehearsal with Cats on Broadway, which luckily I'm not producing, she calls me and says she's decided she wants to do X Factor, having agreed everything," he told The Economist Radio. "I mean, she's crazy. But the American producers just took a view, they said, 'Well, fine, we'll get somebody else', because she's actually not very well known in America amazingly. She's much better known here...

"I'm furious because I really believe she's the most fantastically talented girl and I went out on a limb to get her for the London Palladium here, and it makes me look like an absolute twot (sic) with them all... But never mind, there'll be another girl on Broadway and Nicole will not get her Tony Award."

Nicole later insisted she hadn't finalised her contract to do Cats. Former X Factor winner Leona Lewis has now been cast in the role.

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