Nicole Scherzinger (@NicoleScherzy) at Tamarind restaurant, London - November 15, 2012
X Factor’s newest addition Nicole Scherzinger may have moved to London just recently, but the star has admitted that ‘she already feels at home’ in London and she has ‘managed to battle any homesickness that she had’.
And the judge also revealed that she’s added some accessories including fairy lights, candles and ‘yummy’ blankets to her place to make her feel more at home…
“For the first couple of days I was homesick, but I’m starting to find I’m fitting in quite well at being a Londoner. I love the people here, so that’s really helped. And I’ve made my place a little bit more cosy with fairy lights and candles and yummy blankets,” Nicole joked to more! magazine.
Adding, “I’m really liking it, actually. I didn’t know what to expect - it’s totally different from the US.”
Nicole also spoke out about her relationship with Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton, saying thatr ‘it is tough’. Aw!
The 34 year old said, “It is tough. It is challenging and it makes things interesting, but it works… you have to fight for it”
And despite being portrayed as rather crazy on the X Factor live shows, Nic insists that she may be a ‘goofball’ but is definitely not a ‘crazy b***h’.
“I was trying not to take myself too seriously. But I’m actually a judge that cracks the whip when it comes to work – I go through everything with a fine-tooth comb. I’m very well-invested as a mentor. I take my job seriously and when I say I’ll give 110%, I’m going to do it.”
“I love having fun and I think it’s always important to have a sense of humour about life,” Nicole continued. “I do work so hard, so that’s where the whole ‘crazy b****’ thing came from, but I want to bring energy and fun to the panel. I want to bring constructive criticism and expertise but also some kind of light-heartedness.”
Revealing that under all the glitz and glamour of her career, she’s just a normal girl, Nicole added: “I think it’s natural that people would have misconceptions about me – they’ve seen me in the [Pussycat] Dolls and in my music videos, when I’m this sexy, fierce girl. And there is a side of me like that – I’ve got my Sasha Fierce in me. I’ve always had that.
“But then everyday I’m just a normal girl. I’m a goofball. I have a sense of humour and people don’t always get to see that.”
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The X Factor judge is said to be purchasing a property in the Regent’s Park area of the city.
“Nicole decided to look for a house soon after she began working on The X Factor,” a source told the paper.
“She loves London and wants a home here. It’s much nearer to Lewis, who has a home in Monaco [and] it means she will be able to spend much more time with him.
“He spends a lot of time on the racing circuit so seeing each other can sometimes be a challenge.
“This, along with her increased workload in Britain, has made moving a no-brainer.”
The house Scherzinger is reportedly interested in is just three miles north of the central London hotel where 27-year-old Formula One driver Hamilton invited a party of ten girls in July.
Other famous Regent’s Park residents include Sven Goran Eriksson and Barbara Windsor.
“[Scherzinger] also hopes that being in the UK will put her in pole position for Simon Cowell to take her on for next year’s series,” the source added.
“Nicole will keep her home in Los Angeles because she will always need a base there… She loves it there. She has lots of friends and records much of her music out in LA too.”
The X Factor continues tonight at 7.30pm on ITV1. Viewers will see Scherzinger and her fellow panellists decide who makes it through to the Judges’ Houses stage of the competition and find out each of the judges’ contestant categories.