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Tuesday 10th December 2019

Nicole Scherzinger 'secretly dating X Factor: Celebrity star Thom Evans'

The pair hit it off straight away apparently

Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly dating X Factor: Celebrity star Thom Evans after meeting on the show.

It's been claimed that the talent show judge, who split from tennis player Grigor Dimitrov this year, enjoyed a romantic evening with the former rugby star in London this week.

According to an unnamed source, Thom was "smitten early on" and had always said that he thought Nicole was "one of the most beautiful women in the world".

Nicole reportedly enjoyed a romantic evening with Thom in London this week (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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The insider told The Sun: "Thom is completely Nicole’s type. And for his part, Thom was smitten early on - he’s always said Nicole is one of the most beautiful women in the world.

"He fancied her long before meeting her on the show. He was initially a bit nervous about starting something up, and ruining his chances on the series, but they had great chemistry from the off.

"And after weeks of texting, Thom finally plucked up the courage to ask her out, and took her for dinner."

The source also claimed they met up with friends and were laughing and joking throughout the evening.

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However, the pair apparently want to both focus on the series for now and then "see what may or may not progress once the show has wrapped".

Ent Daily has contacted reps for Nicole and Thom for comment.

Nicole previously revealed she had split from Grigor during an episode of Australia's Got Talent.

Thom finally plucked up the courage to ask her out, and took her for dinner.

After seemingly flirting with a male contestant, her fellow judge Lucy Durak joked: "Reckon I've found you an Aussie man yet?"

Nicole quipped: "Hey, there's a lot of potential talent out there."

After gushing over another contestant's performance, she confirmed: "Come on, I'm single!"

Thom recently revealed that he's on a sex ban (Credit: ITV)

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Her relationship with Grigor started after her split from Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Thom has previously dated Kelly Brook and 90210 actress Jessica Lowndes.

Thom recently revealed that he's on a sex ban because he doesn't want any distractions while performing on X Factor: Celebrity.

 - X Factor: Celebrity continues next Saturday on ITV at 7.40pm

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