Jet setting Lewis Hamilton costs Nicole Scherzinger hundreds of thousands of pounds
Nicole Scherzinger will reportedly spend most of her £750,000 'X Factor' fee chartering private jets to boyfriend Lewis Hamilton's Grand Prix race meetings.
The ex-Pussycat Doll will fly as far as Abu Dhabi and Brazil at a cost of at least £50,000 a time to keep their relationship on track.
Friends of the talent show judge say Nicole is keen to stay close to the Formula 1 star, 27, while filming every weekend from October to Christmas.
A friend told The Sun newspaper: "Lewis will sort some flights out for her, but she's booking some herself and they're eye-wateringly expensive."
Last month the couple's relationship hit a rough patch when Lewis was pictured partying with a group of ladies at a London hotel.
Nicole also wants to rent a £20,000-a-month London home to "escape the madness" while working on the show.
The friend added: "If she has any cash left at the end of this I'd be surprised."
Meanwhile, Nicole is facing her first challenge on the show from fellow panelist Tulisa Contostavlos.
The 24-year-old star has said she wants Tinie Tempah as her judges' houses sidekick, days after it emerged Nicole has asked for him.
A source said: "The bitching could begin before the show airs."