Rylan Clark has said his career has taken off so much since he appeared on The X Factor that he can now dish out advice to Nicole Scherzinger.
The flamboyant singer found fame on the ITV singing contest last year and went on to win Celebrity Big Brother.
Rylan said: “She’s (Nicole) always helped me and pointed me in the right direction whenever I’ve needed her, and I’ll do the same to her.
“It’s nice that a year on, I can sit here and say, ‘I could give Nicole advice if she asked for it’, because I know what she means now.”
He said singing on The X Factor felt like a distant memory, adding: “What I’ve done over the last year is what most people do over five years, so I’ve been very lucky.”
Rylan said that, despite wrongly being tipped as a contestant and potential winner on this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, the jungle show was ‘not top of my list of things to do’.
The TV star, who is involved in TalkTalk TV’s Shining Stars Campaign, hinted that he wasn’t really himself on The X Factor – but it served a purpose.
“A lot of people say, ‘I used to hate you, and now I adore you’, and I think that’s because they’ve spent five minutes listening to me and realised I’m just a normal boy and not this crazy thing on The X Factor,” he said.
“I was doing a job on The X Factor, and I did it well, because I’m sitting here a year later. People saw the real me on Celebrity Big Brother.”