Nicole Scherzinger has dashed Lewis Hamilton's hopes of winning her back, insisting their romance "is over".

The 'X Factor' judge split with the Formula One ace earlier this year after five years together, and it had since been rumoured the pair were trying to work things out.

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Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger

However, Nicole told The Sun: "The truth is we're no longer together. It is over.

"I know he's been very public about trying to get me back, but we're still not together."

Lewis had dedicated a recent Formula One win to Nicole and also posted an emotional message on Twitter about 'not letting a special person go'.

Talking of Lewis' dedication, the former Pussycat Doll added: "It was sweet of him. I don't like to take credit for things. I like to stay in the background but it's nice to be acknowledged and to know that someone realises the support that they had."

However, she did add: "I don't know what the future holds to be honest, but as it stands we're not together."

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Nicole at the 'X Factor' launch earlier this week

Nicole recently admitted she's struggled to cope with the split, amid rumours she was finding it hard to focus while filming the new series of 'The X Factor'.

She told Glamour magazine: "It's these times that build a character. I've tried hard to keep it together, for my work.

"I'm just like every other woman, I've had a blanket of tissues over me many a night. Ordered a random, ginormous pizza for myself.

She added: "I definitely have my dark moments but I wanna be a light. That's what I strive to be. And really, it's a choice. And sometimes, when you're sad, you bring the pizza and you make that choice."

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  • Not only could Nicole not find the right camera to look down when Dermot caught her off guard to introduce her next act one week, she then proceeded to introduce James Arthur's name instead of Rylan Clark's. Whoops! Bonkers-o-metre rating: 5/5

  • Nope, us neither. She lost us at full fat milk. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 5/5

  • There was only ever going to be one judge who actually got up on the desk following Rylan's Spice Girls medley in week six, and it sure as heck wasn't going to be Borelow. After dismounting the table, she exclaimed: "That was a Rylan spice explosion all up in this place because you didn't just spread love, you sprayed it all over that stage honey. Girl power." Bonkers-o-metre rating: 4/5

  • Nicole just loves to talk about balls, especially Jahmene's which she did live on air during the first live show. When Dermot questioned her, she cheekily replied, "it takes a lot of guts and balls to survive in this business and you obviously have big balls yourself, right?" Cheeky. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 3/5

  • And Nicole committed her love of balls to song - a duet with James Arthur entitled 'Vaginas And Big Hairy Balls'. You certainly wouldn't have got Cheryl or Dannii doing that. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 5/5

  • We now snap our fingers twice at every word we say. It can get surprisingly annoying after a while, so we've been told.... Bonkers-o-metre rating: 5/5

  • Nicole got a little carried away after Rylan's performance of Mousse T's 'Horny', and decided to sing her own version to GB. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 4/5

  • Nicole proved she can always be relied upon to put the effort in at a fancy dress party when she revisited her Pussycat Dolls past in Rylan' birthday bash dressed in a PVC basque and fishnets. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 3/5

  • Nicole Scherzinger - 'X Factor' judge by night, Asda worker by day *taps back pocket*. She was transformed into an shop worker in tribute to her contestant Jahmene Douglas, who used to work for the grocery giant before entering 'The X Factor'. At least she's got something to fall back on if Simon Cowell ever axes her again. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 3/5

  • Never let Nicole make you a dessert is the lesson we learnt from this. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 3/5

  • We all let out a little *tee hee* when Nicole didn't realise that spunky meant something entirely different over this side of the Atlantic as she described Lucy Spraggan's first live show performance as 'spunky, honest and witty'. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 3/5

  • We were totes surprised that Nicole didn't opt for a vajazzle when she visited Amy Childs' salon with Rylan Clark. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 1/5

  • *snaps fingers twice*, OBVZ Bonkers-o-metre rating: 3/5

  • Always calm in a crisis, Nicole's response to a wannabe kicking off big stylee at this year's auditions was "no, baby, no! Inappropriate!". Bonkers-o-metre rating: 2/5

  • Nicole was public enemy number one when she brought Rylan Clark through to the live shows. But if she hadn't we wouldn't have had this piece of TV gold in our lives. So thank you, Nic. Bonkers-o-metre rating: 1/5 - Rylan totally eclipsed her.

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