Exclusive! Carrie Underwood: I love Jessie J

Jessie J has been our no1 girl crush for a while and now Carrie Underwood has piled in on the fangirl action.

Carrie UnderwoodWe had a natter with Carrie Underwood. Copyright [Rex]

Speaking exclusively to Yahoo! omg! the American country star told us she's a little bit in love with The Voice coach Jessie J.

Carrie Underwood told us: "I love her. She's beautiful and a very strong person as well. She has a strong personality and she loves making music. I dig her."

The 29-year-old is over in the UK at the moment and she's hoping to bump into her idol.

She told us: "I've never met her but I'd like to."

Jessie JCarrie told us she reckons Jessie J is beautiful and a strong woman. Copyright [Rex]

And the gorgeous blonde also told us she reckons British singer Cheryl Cole is a fittie.

She said: "I see Cheryl all over magazines. She's absolutely beautiful."

Cheryl Cole, Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood says she reckons Cheryl Cole is beautiful. Copyright [Rex]

Carrie is in London to promote her new album 'Blown Away'. And she told us she was worried at first about attempting to break into the British market.

She said: "I was nervous about coming to London. I was thinking 'What if they don't like me?' I've never really tried taking my music outside the US. But I got a really positive reaction so felt much more at ease."

Asked why she thinks British acts like One Direction, Adele and The Wanted have done so well Stateside she said: "Talented artists know no boundaries. With the internet and different ways of discovering new music."

Carrie Underwood, One DirectionCarrie says she's not surprised One Direction have cracked America. Copyright [Rex]

But she reckoned she'd never have done a 'Justin Bieber' and worked YouTube if she hadn't found success on American Idol back in 2005.

She said: "I don't think I would have done a Justin Bieber through YouTube. I'm such a thinker and a planner and a practical person. I was always planning for my life working."

And asked if she thinks people are getting sick of talent shows like American Idol and X Factor, she said: "I think if people were getting tired of it they would stop but we're getting more and more different kinds of shows."

And she said she's very interested to see how Britney Spears turns out as a judge on US X Factor.

She said: "I'm interested to see Britney on the show. That whole panel would have a lot of knowledge. I'm interested to see."