Nicole Scherzinger still waiting on flowers from One Direction for helping form band
The popular boyband were pieced together on the 2010 series of the X Factor from solo contestants and it is said Scherzinger, who was a guest judge at the time, suggested the move.
Speaking at the press launch of series nine of the UK X Factor, Scherzinger - who is now a permanent fixture on the judging panel - joked that she is still waiting to be thanked for helping to create one of pop's biggest groups.
She added that it is "crazy" to see One Direction doing so well and that it feels "incredible" to have been part of the process. Scherzinger said:
"Those little buggers! I haven't received flowers from them. I'm still waiting! It has been crazy to see how massive they are in the US. Just yesterday I was remembering how we put those guys together. It's an incredible feeling to feel like you were part of something like that at the very beginning."
Watch One Direction being formed on the X Factor below:
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