Say hello to the new X Factor line-up [ITV]
Who doesn't want Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's lush hair? Or killer pins? Or more importantly, the chance to raid her designer-packed wardrobe? We like to think she has a separate room just for her Louboutins. Well, our fashion daydreams are that much closer to becoming a reality (apart from the wardrobe-raiding. Probs get you a restraining order) because the X Factor returns to our screens this Saturday (30th August). Get ready for the tears, the tantrums, the fighting...and that's just the judges.
So what can we expect this time round? 'I like to feel nice and wear nice clothes, I’m a girly girl, so when it comes to the live shows I like to wear the sparkly dresses,' Cheryl said of her X Factor wardrobe. And if past years are anything to go by, it'll be glitz a-go-go! From floor-sweeping Roberto Cavalli creations to statement Atelier Versace numbers, she knows how to pull out all the stops and is sure to champion British talent alongside catwalk heavyweight names too.
Despite her marvellous wardrobe, Chezza is keen to keep the focus on the singers. 'When I first started X Factor it was never focused on what the judges wore, it was about the contestants,' she says. 'I try and remember that’s what it’s all about... and if people enjoy my dress that’s nice.'
Mel B and Cheryl hit it off during the auditions [ITV]
Cheryl also dished on her relationship with Mel B. Considering they've both come from girl groups, do they have similar opinions? 'We do and a lot of the time Mel says things and I think ‘that’s exactly how I would put it, that’s exactly how I feel,’' says the Geordie. 'She has a very good way of putting things. She’s a bit more blunt than I am in her approach, which I love. But definitely when it comes to the girl groups we have the same answer about what it takes to be a girl group.'
Mel B is equally complementary about her fellow judge. 'She’s gorgeous, she’s an artist, she’s confident, she’s strong, everything I love in a woman, she is fabulous,' the star says. And what would her Spice Girl name be? 'Probably something obvious like Geordie Spice.' We like!