While Nigel and Ryan could, understandably, barely manage to get the dreaded words "The X Factor" past their lips during the segment, Paula stayed on message, smilingly promoting her new show with Nigel's nemesis, Simon Cowell (while Ryan actually called her out for "BS").
"How many times do you hit Simon in the first hour?" Ryan asked Paula about "The X Factor's" Wednesday premiere, at which Nigel point retorted, "Not enough!"
The interview then degenerated into a series of icky in-jokes, starting when Nigel referred to a moment in "The X Factor's" trailer when Paula struck Simon "in the nuts." When Nigel said that he meant Simon's "peanuts," that didn't help matters much, since his British pronunciation almost made it sound like he was a referring to a certain male body part. ("I saw his peanuts go straight up into the air," Nigel smirked. Eek!)
Not to be upstaged, Paula got the last laugh, when she clarified that she'd actually whacked a bowl of blueberries, not peanuts, that Simon had been snacking on: "It was blueballs," she sassed back to Nigel, quite cleverly. Guess Paula's not such a nutjob after all.
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