The X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini confirms she will NOT be performing on this year’s show

But don’t worry Cheryl’s Soldiers, she’s back in the studio….

by Selina Maycock |
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It’s the second day of the London X Factor auditions down at the Wembley SSE Arena and heat caught up with returning judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the red carpet.

When asked if she’ll be performing some new material on *The X Factor *this year, Cheryl tells us: “No not this year. I’m having some fun in the studio at the moment.”

Cheryl has performed on The X Factor in the past to plug her new singles but last year her performance of I Don’t Care came under fire from fans. She was accused of miming during the pre-record.


Joining her and Simon Cowell on the panel this year are newbies Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw, and Cheryl says: "They’re amazing. Literally day one, for about half an hour they were nervous and then it was like they had always been there.”

So is she missing Louis Walsh? Cheryl added: “Louis is a massive part of the show, he was like a staple, he has always been there, so definitely there’s a void but it’s being filled very well."

Ouch. Sorry, Louis…we still miss you…

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