Nicole Scherzinger has said she "didn't get the warmest reception" when she first came to Britain for The X Factor.
The former Pussycat Doll initially joined the show as a guest judge in 2011
She told Daybreak that the experience was reflected in her new song Boomerang.
She said: "I'm not going to lie, I felt like coming to town and joining the show - I didn't get the warmest reception.
"So now to be embraced and to know that people get my sense of humour and get my quirkiness and see the passion that I put into the show, it feels really good and it does feel like I've bounced back like a boomerang."
Nicole, who's tipped to return as a judge this year, said: "My first week here I was depressed because of the weather. My second week here I was ready to move here. I loved it that much.
"I feel like I can be myself here, more myself, everybody gets my wit, my sense of humour. I'm kind of off the wall and so are they. I know it's crazy to say it but I feel like they embrace that here."
She continued: "Yeah, I feel pressure, hello. But it's good, it's my driving force it's what keeps me going. It's what makes me want to be better. I have these crazy out-of-the-world goals and I'm like, that's what I'm meant for."