Cheryl Cole admits tough X Factor year
Cheryl Cole has admitted that 2010 had been her “toughest year” on the X Factor as her popularity with viewers was dented by several controversies.
Cheryl Cole has admitted that 2010 had been her “toughest year” on The X Factor as her popularity with viewers was dented by several controversies. Cole had won the past two years of the X Factor with her acts Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry but lost out this year as Matt Cardle (Dannii Minogue’s act) beat Cole’s last remaining act, Rebecca Ferguson.
Cheryl Cole’s popularity with viewers was dented when she controversially did not put Gamu Nhengu through to the live shows during the boot camp stage of the competition and then decided to use her Nhengu as her ‘wild card’ act. Cole’s decision to put through Katie Waissel through to the live shows was not a popular one and throughout the remainder of the competition Waissel was plagued by negative publicity. When Waissel and fellow Cole act Treyc Cohen ended up in the bottom two the judge refused to vote between her acts in another unpopular decision by fans.
This year has been the toughest, yes. Undoubtedly yes. Honest to God, the toughest ever. The toughest I’ve ever experienced. You get involved and so hands-on backstage that it is hard to distance yourself from being so close to the contestants.” – Cheryl Cole quoted on Digital Spy
It hasn’t just been the X Factor which has given Cheryl Cole a rough ride this year with the breakdown of her marriage to Ashley Cole and later her battle with malaria.