Olly Murs wants to get his claws into his new X Factor co-star Nicole Scherzinger - admitting he already has a crush on the former Pussycat Dolls beauty.
The Xtra Factor presenter Olly Murs will be co-hosting this year's spin-off show with Caroline Flack.
He has been late to the series as he's been playing gigs over the summer, but he's delighted to be back on the show and can't wait to meet new judge Scherzinger.
He told The Sun: "She's gorgeous. I remember hugging her for like the longest hug ever last year. I'm worried about meeting her because maybe she thinks I'm some stalker. She came on The Xtra Factor and I gave her this 50-second hug. She was like, 'What is this guy doing?'"
"So I'm obviously a bit worried about meeting her again. I'm looking forward to going back. I think Nicole's going to be brilliant... I think the reception she's getting here in the UK, from what Caroline's been telling me, has been brilliant.
"The whole panel will be great. Tulisa and Gary have both had that first year now - I think they're going to be a lot more ruthless this year."
Murs also hailed X Factor star Gary Barlow's Diamond Jubilee work.
He raved: "Gary deserves it. He is an incredible guy and I'm lucky that I get to work with him on The X Factor. To be in his company and speak to him on a regular basis... he's a top, top guy. He's been brilliant."