Nicole Scherzinger sobs at X Factor bootcamp (but was it really about Lewis Hamilton?)

Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly not in a very good place with her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton at the moment.

Nicole Scherzinger, X Factor, bootcampNicole Scherzinger was sobbing at bootcamp today. Copyright [Rex]

So when she broke down at X Factor bootcamp today we wondered whether it was more than just watching an emotional act.

omg!'s roving reporter was lucky enough to be in audience at Liverpool Echo Arena where the next stage of the competition is being held this year.

And we were shocked to see how upset the Pussycat Doll star got - and how inconsolable she became.

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Nicole burst into tears after seeing one particular act perform (we can't tell you any more than that unfortunately).

The audience were taken by them too and gave them a standing ovation even before the song had finished.

X Factor, Nicole Scherzinger, bootcampThe rest of the judges consolled Nicole but she kept crying. Copyright [Rex]

But Nic couldn't stop crying - and her fellow judges Louis Walsh, Tulisa and Gary Barlow rallied around her to console her.

Poor Scherzy couldn't stem the flow of tears though.

The fact is, the song was pretty emotional, but we couldn't help wondering if there was more to it than just the moment, and whether boyfriend Lewis Hamilton had popped into her mind.

Lewis Hamilton, Nicole ScherzingerLewis Hamilton reportedly partied with 10 women. Copyright [Rex]

Just last week Nicole was reported to be furious with the F1 driver after it was alleged he partied with ten women in a hotel room.

And according to the Mail Online, their relationship is said to be hanging in the balance - with the 34-year-old apparently feeling embarrassed by her other half's behaviour.