Cheryl Cole is lovely: Nicole Scherzinger

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2011, 12:07 PM IST

London: Nicole Scherzinger, who replaced Cheryl Cole on the US version of "The X Factor", has praised the singer and says she can relate to her.

"She`s lovely. We really relate - we both find it very hard to say, `No` to the contestants; we both go at it from the same place; we both give heartfelt and constructive criticism," quoted Scherzinger as saying.

The 33-year-old recently said that she was delighted to be made a judge on the show because it meant she had more of a voice, and claimed Cole left the show "for herself".

"I have no idea. I think she made the decision ultimately for herself. I heard that maybe Girls Aloud are going back on tour," she said.