Fans who followed The X Factor UK 2016 realized early on that there was – what appeared to be – a romantic relationship brewing up between Judge Nicole Scherzinger and contestant Matt Terry.
Nicole’s body language and open gestures during the televised show were clearly very suggestive and, sometimes, outright awkward. While some of it could be interpreted as creating a storyline for ratings purposes, some fans point to Instagram posts and other behind the scenes activity that were equally suggestive of such a relationship taking place.
Romance with Nicole Scherzinger: Matt Terry Responds
Matt, who ultimately became The X Factor champion, responded to those rumors in a wide ranging interview in OK! Magazine. He told OK! “I wish! I think it’s more of a pat on the head and her saying: ‘Aww bless him,’ than anything else.” He went on to describe the relationship “more like a big sister”.
He also spoke to the media about the relationship claims and called it “ridiculous”. Matt then added: “We have love for each other but in that brother and sister way.”
“We are literally the same person, we have the same ideas, we think the same, we get each other. It’s really nice and refreshing to have somebody like that.”
After watching these videos, what do you think of this relationship? Let us know in the commetns below if all of this was real or just a desperate attempt at ratings?