Cheryl Cole 'at end of her tether' with X Factor
'X Factor' mentor Cheryl Cole is reported to be ''at the end of her tether'' with the TV talent show following a number of practical jokes by fellow judge Simon Cowell.
Cheryl Cole is at the "end of her tether" with 'The X Factor'.
The 27-year-old mentor - who has two acts, Rebecca Ferguson and Cher Llloyd, in tonight's final - is reported to be at the end of a number of practical jokes from fellow judge Simon Cowell that are irritating her when she is facing the most important night of the show.
A source said: "Cheryl believes Simon is deliberately trying to sabotage her ahead of the final. He keeps barging in her dressing room and saying her acts sound terrible.
"He also sent the One Direction lads to knock on the door and run off. She has reached the end of her tether. She has enough on her plate without him winding her up."
Consequently the Girls Aloud beauty has now scrawled a sign on her door indicating she must not be disturbed under any circumstances and has become "convinced" Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue are involved too.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Cheryl is convinced there is some conspiracy. She's become a paranoid wreck, a total mess."
Meanwhile, 24-year-old Rebecca is said to be upset with her choice of songs for the final and has changed them at the last minute, meaning she has wasted 70 hours of rehearsal time.
A source told The Mirror newspaper: "Rebecca is normally calm, but she got very upset at the contestants house after rehearsal and had no choice but to call Cheryl, even though it was the middle of the night.
"She felt some of the songs weren't right for her and the staging didn't feel natural. She told Cheryl, 'It is all wrong, it's just not working for me'.
"Rebecca was very apologetic about calling but it didn't faze Cheryl at all and she took it in her stride. She got out of bed and started working on ideas there and then. "
Dannii Minogue's remaining contestant Matt Cardle is the favourite to win the TV talent show.