Cheryl and Simon are trying to stop bickering on The X Factor

Published Monday, Aug 3 2015, 14:11 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell are trying (and failing) to stop bickering on this years X Factor.

After Simon sacked Cheryl as a judge on the US version of X Factor back in 2011, the pair were reunited on last year's UK series and no episode was complete without the two of them throwing in the odd insult!

Photo call at The SSE Arena at Wembley for the London auditions of The X Factor 2015
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell
19 July 2015


However the squabbling duo are trying to keep things more amicable this time round following the sad death of Simon's beloved mum.

Cheryl told The Sun: "I've got to work on not retaliating. But it has been a little bit of a different circumstance this last few weeks, unfortunately, so it's been more banter than bickering."

It doesn't mean we won't see a few sparks though. Cheryl admitted: "Me and Simon are still rowing. He knows which buttons to press. Sometimes I want to move away from him but he won't let us change seats.

"He just really wants to wind me up to get a response."

Although Cheryl claims the days of throwing glasses of water over her fellow judge are over, she hasn't ruled out using a high heel as a weapon... err, we think we'd prefer the water!

Music mogul Simon also said that Cheryl's helped him through his recent hard time: "No question or doubt, at that point, Cheryl was there.

"She was incredible - and that's the side that maybe she doesn't show to many people, but she is very compassionate and genuinely is a real friend."

Sounds like Si and Cheryl could be the new Olly Murs and Caroline Flack, aka best buds and constantly joking around!

Well that's all a bit heartwarming. We can't wait to see the renewed Simon/Cheryl bond. Reckon it will last 'til the live shows?!

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