Louis Tomlinson has the hots for one of the X Factor judges

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One love: Louis Tomlinson thinks Nicole Scherzinger's a babeRex Features

We all know Louis Tomlinson is completely in love with his girlfriend Eleanor Calder, but that hasn’t stopped him gushing about a certain X Factor judge.

After watching the X Factor 2012 kick off on Saturday night, Louis Tweeted: “Absolutely love @nicoleScherzy on the X Factor !! What a babe !!”

Nicole was unveiled as the fourth judge on the UK X Factor panel earlier this year, after Kelly Rowland decided she wasn’t returning.

The former Pussycat Doll is no stranger to the series having been a guest judge in previous years and enjoying a spot on the U.S. panel in 2011.

Doubling the glamour factor, alongside ‘Sexiest Female’ Tulisa, Nicole certainly seems to have been given the nod of approval from male X Factor fans – not least Mr. Tomlinson.

She is also, in part, responsible for getting Louis and the 1D boys to where they are now, claiming she helped Simon Cowell realise the boys’ potential as a group, when they auditioned for the show as solo artists in 2010.

Nicole recently joked: "Those little buggers, I haven't received flowers from them yet. I'm still waiting, it's crazy to see how massive they all are."

In an interview with The People, she added: “I don't know if we can find another One Direction. That was really crazy, I'm still blown away by it.

"They performed at the Olympics, I'm like 'what is happening, this is crazy'. I'm really happy for them and all of their success."

Despite Louis’ public declaration of his love for Nicole, Eleanor didn’t seem too bothered, as the pair were spotted cuddling up and singing along to their favourite bands at V Festival at the weekend.

The One Direction star and his stunning girlfriend were particularly impressed with The Killers headline set, as Louis Tweeted: “Watching Mr Brightside live last night was unbelievable. LOVED The Killers !!”

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