The 33-year-old beauty has hit out at her former ‘X Factor’ boss after he previously described her as having “Daffy Duck’s brain” and claimed he only compared her to the cartoon character because she intimidates him so much, she said: “I know I’m not ditzy like Daffy Duck. If I seem that way, maybe it’s just me being coy. Simon’s just afraid of me.”
Despite being axed from the US ‘X Factor’ after just one series as a judge, Nicole has no regrets about taking part because she did the best she could for her contestants, she told Vibe magazine: “I think the biggest thing I have for me is my heart, as cheesy as that sounds. I cared so much about the contestants and wanted to make sure we bring out the best in them. I gave 110 per cent to that show. I know everybody’s talking about it. They either love me or hate me. But the one thing you can’t say is that I didn’t give it my all. I had a wonderful experience being on the show. I loved being part of my ‘X Factor’ family. Nothing could prepare me for what I had to go through, all the emotions and stuff, but I have no regrets.”
Nicole and fellow judge Paula Abdul were axed from the series earlier this month, with programme host Steve Jones also departing.