Cher Lloyd tells heat: ‘Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is Simon Cowell’s golden girl. Rita Ora will have to know her place’

Cher says Rita is in for a rough ride

Cher Lloyd

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Poor Rita Ora. Before she’s even muttered “a million per cent yes” as a judge on The X Factor, she’s being slated by the UK public, who’ve tweeted that she’s “awful”, “terrible” and, erm, “dirty”. Charming.

Now former X Factor star Cher Lloyd says that things aren’t about to get any easier.

In an interview with heat, Cher told us that she reckons Rita is going to have issues working with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

And, if anyone knows all about The X Factor and going head-to-head with Cheryl, it’s Cher.


“I was very surprised that Simon hired Rita,” she told us at the BCBG Summer Solstice party in LA.

“I was shocked – that’s for sure. I’m not sure if it’s a good or bad thing, but I guess she’s young and very influential. She’s definitely on trend, but we’ll see…”

Cher’s had a rocky relationship with Cheryl since she was mentored by her on The X Factor in 2010. Remember when Cher made a joke about Cheryl using Auto-Tune and the Geordie star tweeted, “Be careful who you kick on your way up. They kick you twice as hard on your way back down”? That was awkward. So, if she’s slating Rita and taking Cheryl’s side, that’s got to be good, right?

“No one is going to fill Cheryl’s shoes without a fight, and anyone who knows Cheryl knows she’ll always be Simon’s golden girl – she won’t let Rita get close to where she’s at.”

Read the full interview in this week’s heat magazine – OUT NOW!

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