Nicole Scherzinger says she struggled with the Pussycat Dolls' sexy image

Jamie Tabberer
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From Cosmopolitan

Nicole Scherzinger has said she struggled with the Pussycat Dolls’ sexy image during their 00s success.

The X Factor: Celebrity judge was the lead singer of the group from their debut smash Don’t Cha in 2005, until their split in 2010.

Now the girls – including original members Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta, but minus Melody Thornton – are reuniting for a performance on Nicole’s ITV talent show tonight, followed by a UK tour.

Speaking to The Guardian about the girls’ revealing costumes during their first wave of success, Nicole said: "In the beginning, it was a massive hump for me to get over."

The singer - who scored a number one hit in the UK with single Don’t Hold Your Breath - also said: "I was very conservative. I had really strong religious beliefs. I just wanted to make my mother proud."

Speaking about her personal sense of style, Nicole said: "I think there’s something to be said for leaving a little bit for the imagination.

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"I’m a massive fan of all the cool kids out there, I’m not going to judge them. I just know, for myself, I like to try to be a little bit more… I don’t want to say demure, I sound like a prude – classy?"

Speaking about the reunion on Good Morning Britain this week, Jessica said: "It’s so fun being back because we have such amazing chemistry together.

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Strictly Come Dancing star Ashley added: "Now we get to do it in a mature, fun, snazzy kind of way."

"And now we’re throwing down like we’re 22 again," she continued. "No joke. It’s like our body knows it, but my wrists are sore!"


Catch the Pussycat Dolls on X Factor: Celebrity, tonight, which airs on ITV from 7:10pm.

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