And she isn’t ruling out walking down the aisle in the near future.
The couple ended their seven year relationship two years ago, and Nicole appeared to brand the Formula One star "selfish" as she confessed she found it hard to let go of their romance.
When people come in and bring a little gift or they’re sweet, it’s nice. But he says, ‘You and Sharon really don’t care, do you? And we’ve got to keep the viewers wanting new things.
“Simon even says, ‘What I love about you guys, is you guys don’t fall into that’. ’” When reminded that another former X Factor judge — Cheryl — has ended up dating a show graduate, One Direction’s Liam Payne, 24, Nicole just says: “Whatever works.” X Factor is back on ITV at 8pm tonight and has undergone a number of changes for this, the 14th series, to try to stop a ratings rot. Us, as judges, wanting new things.” Last year’s final, won by Nicole’s act Matt Terry, drew the show’s lowest ratings for a series finale. “I don’t even know what I’m going to do the next couple of months before the live shows start.
It has been three years since Nicole had a single in the Top Ten but she is hoping that this year’s changes in the TV format will give her more time in the studio. Adam Lambert, Louisa Johnson and Nicole Scherzinger herself lined up with the top three.
She said: “It is a little less rigorous, so that does allow me to put a little more of my focus on myself as an artist and maybe get back in the studio.” Perhaps her desire to rekindle her pop career is why she will not give even the smallest hint about whether she plans to return to the show next year. Whereas, previously Beyonce, Rihanna and Take That have all performed with acts.