The judges get very close on panel
The Take That star sits next to Nicole, 35, on the panel and he’s become accustomed to the pretty singer cheekily pulling him closer to her.
She does it a lot,’ says Gary, 42.
I’ve got used to it now. Just goes to show you can get used to anything, can’t you?
But you know what, I think she knows she is safe flirting with me. I’m a happily married man.’
Gary – who has three children with wife Dawn – enjoys having a front row seat to Nicole’s outrageous antics.
She is full-on and that’s good,’ he tells the Mirror.
I love it when she gets up and dances – it always tickles me.’
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