We caught up with Matt and fellow boys' contestants Freddy Parker and Ryan Lawrie during a break from rehearsals last week and couldn't resist asking them about *that* moment at X Factor Judges' Houses when Nicole emerged from the ocean in South of France looking smokin' hot in a teeny tiny bikini.
"When she came of that water, I was like, 'wow'!" admitted Matt.
"She's amazing. She's literally like Superwoman. She's so cool and easy to talk to. She really spoilt us at Judges' Houses, taking us on jet skis and out on the ocean at sunset."
Freddy agreed, saying: "It seems like Nicole genuinely cares and understands your life. When she speaks to you, she really takes an interest in you. And it's so nice for her to show she visibly cares about you."
Ryan, who was the wildcard in the boys' category, backed that up by telling us: "Even yesterday at rehearsals, we all went to her room separately and she spoke to us and got to know us better. We're so lucky to have that because I don't know if the other judges will do that."
All three boys are through to the second week of live shows following this week's Express Yourself-themed performance.
It was a scary weekend for Freddy, however, who found himself in the bottom three. He was saved by viewers in a new twist introduced this year, which allowed viewers to vote to save one of the bottom three, leaving the other two to face the sing off.
Bratavio and Saara Aalto were the two in the sing off with Bratavio going home.
X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday on ITV.