Nicole Scherzinger feels personally responsible for the success of One Direction.
Though all 5 of the lads failed to get through the X factor auditions as solo acts, it was Nicole who suggested they form a group.
Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik then made it to 3rd place in the 2010 final.
‘Oh yeah, I helped him out so much when I came on that show,’ Nicole, 33, tells us.
‘I practically put One Direction together with my hands tied behind my back – just joking!
‘I’m really excited to be working with Simon again.’