Remember that high pitched little boy from Scotland with the power house vocals who wowed the X Factor judges? That’s right – that James Hughes guy, who made it all the way through to judges’ houses with Nicole Scherzinger.
Well, if you thought he was an angelic so-and-so who likes to sing and dance in meadows with bunny rabbits, then you’re in for a shock. Because this week, the little tyke launched a shocking and scathing attack on his mentor.
In an interview with Now magazine, the wannabe crooner has branded the Pussycat Doll a “c**t” and claims that she wasn’t as friendly as she lets on to the public.
Speaking to the mag’s reporter, James apparently said of Nicole: “She’s a c**t. She’s so nice on camera but I felt like she had no time for me once they were off.”
He added: “I don’t even think she picked the final three boys.”
Of course, to some, James’ comments might sound like sour grapes because he didn’t make it through to the live shows like Freddy Parker, Ryan Lawrie and Matt Terry.
Afterall, previous contestants James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas have maintained that Nicole was always very hands on when they were on the show with her and that she has remained a friend ever since.
While James has nothing nice to say about Nicole, he does point out that Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne were “lovely” and “spoke to everyone”, while Simon Cowell “left as soon as the cameras were off. Nicole? Aaah, she merely “looked everybody up and down.” Ooh the shade!
Although we reckon his comments could immediately end his career, James says his time on the X Factor is only the beginning for him (like we haven’t heard some reject say that before!)
“I have no regrets about my time on the show,” he said. “It’s given me a platform – I’m moving to Fulham. This is only the start for me.”
Yeah James. Good luck, we think after what you’ve said, you might just need it.