Cheryl Cole takes husband's name for X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 July 2014
Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

'X Factor' announcer Peter Dickson has revealed Cheryl Cole will be known as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the new series following her recent marriage

Cheryl Cole will be known as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on 'The X Factor'.

Voice artist Peter Dickson - who announces the judges and contestants to the stage on the live shows - has confirmed bosses have asked him to begin practicing Cheryl's new name following her secret wedding to French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini earlier this month.

Appearing on the Capital FM's Capital Breakfast show this morning (23.07.14), he said: "I had a phone call a few weeks ago from the producers to tell me who the new judges were.

"They said, 'It's Cheryl', and I said, 'Oh, that's fine, she's back.' And they said, 'No, but she's changed her name. She's married Jean-Bernard and she wants to be known by his second name, so can you start practicing?' So I have been - not very successfully!"

Cheryl, 31, wed Jean-Bernard in Mustique in front of just four guests and it was recently reported she may be whisked off to her new husband's native France to film the Judges' Houses round of this year's 'X Factor'.

The singer is tipped to go to Nice in the south of France, where Jean-Bernard hails from, while new judge Mel B may film in Cancun, Mexico.


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