Exclusive: Sinitta on X Factor: "Nick Grimshaw was really surprising"

Published Friday, Mar 11 2016, 18:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Sinitta has taken back that comment she made about Nick Grimshaw as a X Factor judge last year.

If you cast your minds back to July, soon after Nick was confirmed as a new judge on the ITV talent show, Sinitta had questioned his ability to judge, but later dismissed she had slammed the radio DJ, rather saying she had made "intelligent observations".

Sinitta at the British Heart Foundation Roll Out The Red Ball.
11 February 2016.

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Nick Grimshaw on The X Factor, ITV
21 November


Well now, even though Nick has decided to step down as a judge after one series, Sinitta has that he did a good job.

Speaking to Reveal, Sinitta, who is fronting the McVitie's Trio competition, tells us: "I famously said that he's a funny guy and I can see why Simon likes him but I didn't think he'll make a great mentor because he's not a singer himself, well now that the show's over, I can say that he ended up getting someone all the way to the finals, which is great.

"And I still say today that Che Chesterman is one of the best singer's I've heard."

X Factor: Che Chesterman and Nick Grimshaw on the results show.
6 December 2015.

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Nick and finalist Che (who finished in third place).

Nick, who mentored Che, Seann Miley Moore and Mason Noise in the live shows, announced his decision to quit February.

"Nick was really surprising and he's so much fun to be around," continues Sinitta. "You can see why he's friends with all these cool people because he's just fresh, fun, interesting and enthusiastic and a genuinely cool guy."

With Nick out, Sinitta is eyeing up a role on the judging panel herself, telling us: "I have seen myself in that role since the beginning". But the 80s pop singer admits: "I guess I'm just not what Simon's looking for."

The McVitie's Trio competition opens at 1pm on 3 March 2016 and runs until 30 May 2016. It is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. For Ts & Cs and more information on how to enter visit mcvities.co.uk/trio.

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