X Factor home visits: Nicole Scherzinger and James Arthur ride motorbikes in Middlesbrough

The X Factor finalists returned to their hometowns with their mentors this week - and Nicole Scherzinger seemed to be having a WHALE of a time with James Arthur in Middlesbrough. 

The pair were greeted by huge crowds all hoping to see James crowned winner in a few days time, before they inexplicably jumped on a pair of morotbikes.

X Factor home visits: Nicole Scherzinger and James Arthur ride motorbikes through Middlesborough

Slightly strange, yes - but it did provide an opportunity for THESE photos, which have had us chuckling into our cuppas ever since we first clapped eyes on them.

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X Factor home visits: Nicole Scherzinger and James Arthur ride motorbikes through Middlesborough

We're not sure if that's confusion or terror in the Scherzy's eyes.

James then took Nicole for a stroll around his hometown - here he pointing at something. We like to imagine it's a seagull.

X Factor home visits: Nicole Scherzinger and James Arthur ride motorbikes through Middlesborough

Finally Jimmy A performed for locals at the Middlesbrough Town Hall - and was joined on stage by Scherzy-pants, who from the looks of things, got WELL in to his performance.

X Factor home visits: Nicole Scherzinger and James Arthur ride motorbikes through Middlesborough

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