However, Cole says she has since toughened up and is ready to give contestants a hard time. “I feel this year I"m more experienced as a judge and in saying no," the Daily Star quoted Cole as saying.
“I struggled at first last year in saying no to people. I think I may have been giving false hope. This year I"ve learned more, I"m more able to say no to people that don"t have what we"re looking for and I don"t feel as bad," she added.