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Amelia Lily: I didn't think Nick would be picked for 'X Factor'

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Amelia Lily: I didn't think Nick would be picked for 'X Factor'

Amelia Lily was shocked to hear Nick Grimshaw had joined 'The X Factor' judging panel.

The former contestant on the ITV talent show has admitted she never expected the BBC Radio 1 DJ to join the show despite numerous reports claiming he was in the running before the announcement was made.

She said: "To be honest with you I never thought Nick Grimshaw would have been a judge on 'The X Factor' but he's different, I guess and it's always good to change it up."

However, the 'You Bring Me Joy' singer - who was mentored by R'n'B singer Kelly Rowland on the eighth series of the show - said she is looking forward to seeing how new recruits Nick and Rita Ora get on.

She said: "I love watching it, I'm quite excited to see the new judging panel."

Meanwhile Amelia, 20, has bagged herself a part in the new Green Day musical 'American Idiot' and was chuffed when her boyfriend Steve Rushton, 27 - who previously dated Miley Cyrus - was cast in the show.

She told ITV's 'Lorraine': "When he auditioned, I was praying he'd get the part because he's the biggest Green Day fan."

"I was very young when the band first came out but what's amazing about this show is that it doesn't just appeal to Green Day fans, but anyone who enjoys musical theatre.

"Steve doesn't play my boyfriend in the show. He has his own love interest and I have mine. It's quite funny actually. It's great and we we love it."