Back in May, the musical theatre producer slammed Nicole in an interview, for choosing to return as a judge on ‘The X Factor’, rather than appearing in a Broadway production of his musical, ‘Cats’, which she’d initially expressed interest in.
However, speaking to HuffPost UK and other media at this year’s ‘X Factor’ press launch, Nicole insisted that everything is now fine between the two of them.
When asked about their falling out, Nicole said: “Andrew, I think, has forgiven me. We’ve made up. We did a show together in Austria, and I love and respect him.
“I can’t wait to work with him again. I mean, he’s a legend. He’s a genius. And I love musicals, I grew up on theatre from a young age… there’ll be time for that again, I have some ideas in my head, actually.”
Expressing his frustration, Lord Lloyd Webber explained at the time: “A week before we were going to go into rehearsal with ‘Cats’ on Broadway, she calls me and says she’s decided she wants to do ‘X Factor’, having agreed everything.”
He went on to claim he was “furious” about her decision, adding: “I went out on a limb to get her for the London Palladium here, and it makes me look like an absolute twot with them all. But never mind, there’ll be another girl on Broadway and Nicole will not get her Tony Award.”
The role in question eventually went to former ‘X Factor’ winner Leona Lewis.
Nicole is back on the panel in the new series of ‘The X Factor’, which kicks off on Saturday 27 August at 8pm on ITV.