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Nicole Scherzinger was seen for the first time on Thursday night after rugby player-turned-singer Thom Evans broke his silence on their reported fling.

The Poison songstress, 41, and the Try Star hunk, 34, have been working together on X Factor: Celebrity over the past few weeks, and sparked rumours of a romance - with Thom admitting to MailOnline on Wednesday that he's 'thought about' her a lot.

Nicole turned heads for other reasons on Thursday, however, as she stepped out at the Gay Times Honours in London.

Stepping out: Nicole Scherzinger was seen for the first time on Thursday night after rugby player-turned-singer Thom Evans broke his silence on their reported fling

Stepping out: Nicole Scherzinger was seen for the first time on Thursday night after rugby player-turned-singer Thom Evans broke his silence on their reported fling

She showcased her new locks, sporting a sleek fringe and a high ponytail.

She wore a mini-dress in off-white, silver and apricot, with a cut-out detailing to it.

She added thigh-high boots, drop-earrings and rings-aplenty to embellish the ensemble as she posed on the red carpet as she headed into the event.

The appearance comes just hours after Thom made a cheeky remark about the TV judge during an interview on Thursday's episode of Loose Women.

The former rugby player, who appeared on the show with bandmates Levi Davis, 21, and Ben Foden, 34, remained coy on whether he and the singer were an item but lavished praise on the 'lovely' star.

The Poison songstress, 41, and the Try Star hunk, 34, have been working together on X Factor: Celebrity over the past few weeks, and sparked rumours of a romance

The Poison songstress, 41, and the Try Star hunk, 34, have been working together on X Factor: Celebrity over the past few weeks, and sparked rumours of a romance

Besotted? Thom admitted to MailOnline on Wednesday that he's 'thought about' Nicole a lot

Besotted? Thom admitted to MailOnline on Wednesday that he's 'thought about' Nicole a lot

New look: Nicole turned heads for other reasons on Thursday, however, as she stepped out at the Gay Times Honours in London

New look: Nicole turned heads for other reasons on Thursday, however, as she stepped out at the Gay Times Honours in London

New look: Nicole turned heads for other reasons on Thursday, however, as she stepped out at the Gay Times Honours in London

Strike a pose: She showcased her new locks, sporting a sleek fringe and a high ponytail

Strike a pose: She showcased her new locks, sporting a sleek fringe and a high ponytail

When asked about Nicole, the flustered sportsman said: 'Look Nicole is lovely but I’ve been concentrating on the bromance... I just want to get to the final. Who wouldn’t want to date Nicole because she's lovely.'

A supportive Ben added: 'Who wouldn't want to date Thom because he’s lovely.' 

The night before, when the band attended SportsMail's event A Pint with Piers at the Arms in Chelsea, Thom said that he finds Nicole 'lovely and stunning; talented and amazing'.

 

All in the details: She wore a mini-dress in off-white, silver and apricot, with a cut-out detailing to it

All in the details: She wore a mini-dress

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