Since watching this year’s X Factor, we have to admit we do feel a little intimidated by judge Mel B.

Even Nicole Scherzinger (who thought she’d be the harshest judge on the panel) has admitted to being scared of Scary Spice. Nicole told Look magazine:

She’s pretty scary! I try and let people down lightly and in a constructive way

But audiences should prepare for a more fiery Nicole in the next few episodes because the Pussycat Doll may be taking a leaf out of Mel B’s book when it comes to criticism. She added:

She was ruthless, I loved it! She gave Simon Cowell a run for his money.

Somehow we can’t imagine Nicole ever out-doing Mel B in the bitchy department but watch this space…