'Absolute train wreck': Nicole Scherzinger's stoney-faced reaction to The Project interview

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

Nicole Scherzinger's face said it all last night when The Project hosts decided to ask the Pussycat Dolls star some awkward questions on the show. 

The 41-year-old, who is currently in Australia to take part in the So Pop festival and to appear at Nova’s Red Room tonight, looks visibly uncomfortable as Peter Helliar, Tommy Little, Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly quizzed her on the Dolls’ provocative dance moves and costumes. 

Nicole Scherzinger was less than impressed with the line of questioning on The Project. Photo: Channel 10

The Pussycat Dolls, which started off as a burlesque group, have just released their new single, React, which features the singers practicing some risqué moves. 

One such dance move is something Nicole calls the “human tee-pee”, which sees the Dolls turn around on to their shoulders, with their legs in the air and their heads on the floor.  

Peter Helliar started off the conversation about the move, telling Nicole he and his wife had watched the new music video together and both were equally as uncomfortable.

Nicole was asked about the Pussycat Dolls' sexy outfits and dance moved on the show. Photo: Channel 10

Then Tommy Little decided to show Nicole a video of himself trying out the “human tee-pee”, with Nicole jumping on the defensive, saying:  “it’s hard we actually have bruises on our shoulders”.

When Carrie said“Really?”Nicole’s voice got high-pitched, with the singer saying: “Yeah our shoulders were all bruised trying to make it look easy.”

Clearly not sensing how awkward Nicole felt, Peter asked her: “Is that the type of move you do once for the video and then never again or will you have to do that in live performances?”

Nicole looked visibly annoyed at the questions the panel were asking her. Photo: Channel 10

Nicole then replied with a one word answer, sarcastically saying: “No”. 

Nicole seemed to just get more and more awkward as the interview went on, with Waleed asking her if they “fight over who wore the best tube tops and low rise jeans” when they’re backstage?

Nicole just laughed, again answering with a one-word answer, saying: “No”. 

As if that wasn’t awkward enough, right at the end of the interview, Waleed then told Nicole he thought the lyrics to her song When I Grown Up are “When I grow up, I wanna see the world

Drive nice cars, I wanna have boobies”, when really the lyrics are “ I wanna have groupies”. 

Nicole also addressed the complaints the Dolls received over their comeback performance and the risque outfits they chose to wear on the night, saying they’re women now and it takes courage to wear something like that.

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