Nicole Scherzinger puts Rylan Clark exit behind her, goes for sushi in sexy lace LBD

Nicole Scherzinger and Rylan Clark have become the best of friends during their time on The X Factor, and she was understandably pretty gutted when he was voted off last night.

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger looked amazing in this LBD. Copyright [WENN]However, after the pair said their goodbyes, Nicole Scherzinger put on her best brave face, slipped on her finest LBD and headed out for sushi.

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Nicole Scherzinger looked amazing in the long-sleeved short black lace dress which she paired with silver platforms.

We like how she manages to win the X Factor fash-off week in week out, and still looks THIS amazing even when she's off duty.

Nicole looked equally as stunning on Sunday night's show, in a full length white dress which clung to her curves and made her look like a dreamy bride.

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger won the fash-off both on screen and off. Copyright [Rex]However, as gorge as she looked, Nicole was gutted to see Rylan Clark leave the competition.

And we're pretty gutted too, we've been very much enjoying hearing Nicole adopt an Essex accent and say stuff like: "Well jel".

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger had to say goodbye to Rylan Clark last night. Copyright [Rex]However, we think she and Rylan will remain good pals. Rylan told us exclusively this morning that he is genuinely best mates with Scherzy - and what's more, he thinks he helped her let loose and have fun on the show.

Rylan Clark said: "Lots of people say they are friends with Nicole. It's b******* but we have a genuine friendship.

"I brought out that [fun] side of Nicole. I was her golden ticket. People were worried about her up until bootcamp but the second I went through she started having fun."