When we saw Nicole Scherzinger make such a great impression on judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh we thought Cheryl Cole’s days were numbered. But Cheryl returned fighting fit from malaria and ready to battle for her judging spot on the show.
Since Cheryl returned things have been less than peachy for her, with the pressure and stress she is under it is now rumoured that she will quit the X Factor after this season to focus on her music career.
Cheryl’s move could be wise as recently she has being losing her popularity in the public eye. Cheryl’s recent decisions have branded her the bad guy in most situations.
First Cheryl made the shock decision of not taking Gamu Nhengu through to the finals, despite some people who bet on X Factor regularly tipping her to win the show.
Instead, she chose acts Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd who both broke down in their auditions and couldn’t complete a song; Cheryl faced heavy criticism for this choice.
Cheryl then angered X Factor fans when she refused to vote when her acts Treyc Cohen and Katie Waissel were in the bottom two. Ofcom received nearly 1000 complaints against Cheryl and the show saying that it was a fix.
Also as the public’s support for anti-hero contestant Wagner Carrilho grows Cheryl’s recent attack on him on live television about comments he made to the press about her have left Cheryl looking bitter and foolish after Wagner defended himself and told the whole story of how a newspaper had twisted what he had said.
Cheryl’s commitment to the show is questionable according to some X Factor Betting pundits, especially after she flew out to the US during the show leaving her contestants to rehearse on their own while she signed a record deal. The chances of Cheryl staying for next years X Factor are now looking slim, especially when she wants to make it in the US, can she risk her name being blackened anymore?