From the very beginning, Nicole Scherzinger knew the members of One Direction had that one thing.

 X Factor U.K shared previously unreleased footage showing how the boy band was formed by judges.

The clip revealed that the Pussycat Dolls singer actually played a much larger role than people knew. 

Nicole shared what her reaction was to fans finally learning the truth behind that moment.

"Honestly, I never thought this footage would see the light of day," the singer explained.

She noted, "It's cool that it came out, because what people are seeing is me putting them together."

"I just came out of a girl group," Nicole reflected.

"I know how successful and powerful it can be to be a group. We've gotta join forces."

"Simon Cowell," Sherri added, "you oughtta be ashamed of yourself!"