Ok, so I know what you're thinking, why is Heather blogging about Cheryl Cole?! Well, I do read the papers, occasionally & despite my better judgements, I do read some of those fashion mags as well sometimes. So I felt the need to back our Geordie’s corner after she was kicked out of the U.S Version of the X Factor. In the report, they were saying that the American's wouldn't understand her accent & they had her go to elocution lessons to help her stamp out her accent. Ridiculous! Anyway, they also said she'd put on weight & that against Paula Abdul she looked huge. Well, have you seen Paula Abdul?! The woman is teeny tiny. I would look like Giant Haystacks next to her! Then apparently, she wasn't promoting herself enough in the run-up to the show. i.e. she wasn't doing enough interviews etc. Cheryl has a team right? It's not all down to her to sort these things out! Her team were also failing her. Anyway, Simon should have been fighting her corner to get Fox TV to give her a second chance. Why on earth drag her all the way over there just to be humiliated if he didn't believe in her in the first place? The upshot of this is, if they'd wanted someone to sound more American & someone who was better known to the Americans why, for goodness sake didn't they just pick an American to do the job? No, instead they take poor Cheryl, who's had enough heartache in her life recently from Ashley & her malaria scare that she didn't really need this as well. Well, too bad U.S because she is a Geordie & she, undoubtedly, will be back in her own imitable style!