On the red carpet of Cosmopolitan Women of the Year

Fearne Cotton, Ellie Goulding, Sarah Harding
Fearne Cotton, Ellie Goulding and Sarah Harding were all at the awards

This year's Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards have taken place in London.

Among the winners were X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger for ultimate TV personality and Ellie Goulding for ultimate music star.

Paloma Faith was given the ultimate style icon award while Radio 1's Official Chart Show host Jameela Jamil was crowned ultimate radio personality.

The ceremony was hosted by fellow Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton at London's V&A Museum.

Paloma Faith


"It took about an hour and a half, I had a hair person and a make-up person," she said about getting ready for the awards. "If I did it, it would take about an hour, they're a bit more precise and I'm a bit more slapdash."

Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack

When asked about how she thought Nicole Scherzinger felt about not having acts in the final four of X Factor, Flack said: "I think she's coping fine.

"Usually the judge loses their acts a lot sooner. We got down to the semi-final and three judges are still in.

"I'm surprised because I thought the girls were the strongest category when the show first started."

Little Mix

Little Mix

The former X Factor winners, who picked up the ultimate export award, said Jesy Nelson (middle left) takes the longest to get ready.

She said: "That's cos I don't like to faff, I like having loads of time to chill, get ready in my own time, I don't like being stressed out."

The group said they'd like to see Luke Friend or Sam Bailey win this year's X Factor.

Rough Copy from X Factor

Rough Copy

Rough Copy are also in the final four on The X Factor. They say they still get nervous about the live shows.

"You can't perform without nerves, that's what makes the performance stronger," they said. "A week away from the finals, we're just wishing and hoping we make it to the finals."

They also say their mentor Gary Barlow gives them plenty of advice.

"He just tells us to always be ourselves," they added.

"If we be ourselves and do what we do, it hasn't failed us yet, so if we carry on doing that then we will be successful."

Mollie King from The Saturdays

Mollie King

Mollie King presented an award at the event.

When asked how she was feeling before the ceremony, she said: "I am so nervous and everyone is like, 'Mollie you're fine, you've done this so many times before.'

"I don't think those nerves ever go away, I've been practising it loads at home."

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