Cheryl Cole has revealed in her new autobiography how she felt ''awkward'' after Nicole Scherzinger sang the entirety of her song 'Promise This' to her face during their first encounter.
The 29-year-old brunette was replaced by Nicole on the US version of The X Factor USA last year, and recalled the ''embarrassing'' and ''awkward'' rendition of her three-and-a-half minute single in her book.
In an extract of Cheryl - My Story, which was leaked on Twitter ahead of it's release tomorrow, Cole described her first meeting with the former Pussycat Doll:
''The first time I met Nicole was when she was performing on The X Factor in London.
''Oh my God, Cheryl! You're just as pretty in real life! I heard your song on the radio! She had gushed. It was really embarrassing.''
''Then she started singing 'Promise This' to me, and I swear to God the woman sang the whole song, to my face. It was just so awkward, and every time I stood next to her she started singing it again. ''
''I thought how that would be like me going up to Britney and singing the whole of 'Baby, One More Time' in her face. Can you imagine how weird that would be?''
Previously released snippets from Cole's autobiography have addressed her being axed from The X Factor USA, her relationship troubles, as well as her near-fatal bout of malaria.
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