Though, we all assumed that the “Call My Name” hitmaker would be flattered by it, it’s now believed that Cheryl is fuming over it.
According to the Star magazine citing a source, Cheryl hasn’t accepted Simon’s comment as a compliment. In fact, she’s humiliated by it as she thinks that Simon viewed her as an eye candy for the show, whereas she confided him as her mentor. The source also added that Cheryl wanted to earn success by her talent, not by her looks.
Earlier last week, Simon, 53, admitted in an interview that Cheryl landed the X Factor judge job only because he fancied her.
The music mogul told Radio Times that when he first walked at the set of the X Factor UK on the first day, he thought Cheryl was the one of the most beautiful women he has ever met in his life.