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Ladies man Steve Jones labels Nicole "smoking hot" but says their relationship remains professional.
Steve Jones has a high-profile track record, having dated the likes of Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Halle Berry and Hayden Panettiere in the past.
The 34-year-old Welshman recently described newly-single Nicole as "smoking hot" but insists their relationship remains professional whilst they are still colleagues on X-Factor USA.
He told Access Hollywood: "She's smokin' hot but we're colleagues and good friends. If I ever leave 'X Factor', Scherzinger's phone will be smoking hot from me ringing it constantly because if we're not colleagues ... Oh, she's fair game. Oh yeah!"
If the rumours are anything to go by they may not be colleagues for very long as reports suggest Steve won't be asked back to host the next series.
He confirmed it was still undecided when he added: "If I'm back, great, if not I'll do something else - simple as that."
Meanwhile, the first series of X-Factor USA came to its conclusion last night (December 22nd) with 19-year-old Melanie Amaro walking away with the crown and a record contract worth $5m (£3.2m).