Nicole Scherzinger: "The X Factor Is A Roller-Coaster Ride"

The 'Right There' singer talks about what it's like working with Simon Cowell.

New US X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has been spilling the beans on how it really feels to be on the panel with Simon.

"I'm the luckiest person to get a front-row ticket to the Simon and Paula show," Nic said.

"This whole thing has felt like a roller-coaster ride."

Nic, who replaced Cheryl Cole on the show, was originally lined up as a presenter but her promotion means she gets to hang out regularly with Simon.

Instead of a posh individual dressing room, the 'Right There' singer says the judges have their own special area.

"Simon calls it the judges' lounge, Nicole told Marie Claire magazine. "Everything's open.

"So we all goof around, eat, and get ready in the same place."

It's thought the US version of The X Factor will air on ITV next year so as not to compete with the UK version.