The female ego is a delicate flower at the best of times, so we hope that Cheryl Cole's bandmates braced themselves before they heard the latest bookie's odds. While Cheryl's hot favourite to top FHM's prestigious (ahem) Sexiest Woman of 2009 (4-9, gambling fiends) Nadine, Sarah, Nicola and Kimberley are embarrassingly not even tipped to make an appearance. 100:1, in fact. Ouch.
But what is it about Cheryl Cole that makes her the only real star of the X-Factor? Is it her endearing Geordie accent? Her Disney Princess good looks? Or maybe it's the roguish footballer husband?! Whatever it is, it's seen her eclipse her bestest gal pals and fellow members of Girls Aloud to become the Diana Ross to their Supremes. How would you handle it if your best mate became the nation's sweetheart?
- Siam Goorwich