The Truth About How Nicole Scherzinger Hand-Picked One Direction

Nicole Scherzinger was aware early on that One Direction's members have it.

Online footage from the U.K. version of The X Factor earlier

this year revealed how judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, and Nicole really put together the boy band. 

Although Simon was widely believed to have been the brains behind the group's partnership

the video showed that the Pussycat Dolls vocalist had a much more significant involvement than previously thought.

Nicole revealed her reaction to fans finally learning the truth

about that incident during an interview on Sherri, admitting the release was "sort of wild."

The singer admitted, "Honestly, I never believed this footage would see the light of day. I thought Simon burned.

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