Cheryl Cole hits out at Wagner

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 November 2010

Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho

'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole hit out at Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho during last week's show after he reportedly branded her ''a girl from a council estate who got lucky''

Cheryl Cole hit out at Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho on last night's (20.11.10) 'The X Factor'.

The Geordie judge looked close to tears as she launched into an attack on the eccentric Brazilian in response to newspaper claims that he branded the star "a girl from a council estate who got lucky".

Following the 54-year-old hopeful's mash-up of Beatles' hits 'Hippy Hippy Shake', 'Hey Jude' and 'Get Back', Cheryl said: "Normally I don't have anything constructive to say to you, but I've heard this week you have been making some comments about me to the press about being from a council estate.

"Yes I am and I am very proud of my roots and I am very lucky."

However, a visibly shocked Wagner was quick to defend his comments, telling the 27-year-old singer she was a "role model" for young people in Britain.

He explained: "Don't believe what you read in the press. I didn't know the guy was a journalist.

"He asked me what I think of Cheryl and I said Cheryl is a role model for the young people of this nation because I believe she has lived on a council estate and so many people who live in a council estate don't believe they can achieve a better standard of living.

"You are incredibly talented and beautiful and you have the manners of a princess. You are now the most favoured woman in the whole country."


Girls Aloud singer and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole performs pop and dance-pop to promote her album A Million Lights.

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