X-Factor's Marcus: "Nicole Scherzinger's amazing"

X-Factor hopeful Marcus Collins met Nicole backstage and was very complimentary...

When asked who his favourite guest performer was Marcus had no doubts it was the newly-single former Pussycat Doll.

"Nicole Scherzinger came into the dressing room afterwards. I ran back to Gary as soon as I finished and said: 'Tell me exactly what you thought, was it ok'? And he said: 'You were ok, you were good'."

"Next minute Nicole Scherzinger walks in and she said: ‘Marcus right'? I almost collapsed. I couldn’t believe it, she was so nice! Really, just the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my life, she’s amazing."

"This is all just overwhelming, I can’t tell you how exciting it is!"

Marcus also had another confession to make when talking to Heart's Emma Bunton when the subject of the Spice Girls movie came up in conversation.

"I queued up to see that on Boxing Day! It was amazing! I had the watch, the microphone, the cards, you name it. Emma, you’ve been on my walls!"