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Saturday 19 August 2017

Scherzinger and Lewis back on track - for now

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has revealed her on-off relationship with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is back on track.

The pair have reportedly suffered a number of splits since they started dating in 2007, but things appear to have been running smoothly in recent months.

"Uh huh, he's a lucky guy! Yeah, things are good. We just had a nice little holiday in California. It's a great place to break out of your shell," Nicole said.

But when asked if their relationship would now be more stable, she replied: "Oh, I have no idea. How in the world am I supposed to tell you that? I don't know - I take everything one moment at a time and I count my blessings. But, right now, I'm happy and I'm just focusing on the music."

The 36-year-old is to make her West End debut in the revival of stage hit Cats in December.

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She will take on the role of Grizabella in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production which will begin a limited run at the London Palladium.

"Andrew asked me to revive Cats. He is a great friend of mine and one of my mentors, and I'm so excited," Nicole said.

"This is a great new chapter in my life. I've got a great new team behind me, a new label and my album Big Fat Lie is finally coming out."

The singer and model was a permanent member of The X Factor judging panel from 2012 but is not part of this year's series as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has returned.

She insisted it was her decision to leave.

"It was definitely my choice not to come back," she said. "I wanted to focus on my music and new album. But Simon didn't call me to discuss it anyway."

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