Cheryl Fernandez-Versini had bodyguard for jewellery on X Factor
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 November 2014
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was provided with a personal bodyguard on 'The X Factor' results show last night (09.11.14) to protect the £1 million worth of jewellery she had loaned
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini had a personal bodyguard to protect the £1 million worth of jewellery she was wearing on 'The X Factor' results show on Sunday night (09.11.14).
The judge had a 35 carat rare Burmese yellow sapphire and diamond ring worth £843,000 on her hand which she paired with a pair of 15 Carat Canary Yellow Diamond Drop Earrings worth £200,000.
Cheryl's jewellery was created by jeweller to the stars Vashi Dominguez - who runs one of the leading UK jewellery brands at vashi.com - from his Extraordinary Collection and loaned to her for the evening and matched her bright yellow body-con dress.
Due to the astonishing value of the pieces, the former Girls Aloud singer had to be accompanied everywhere backstage by a special bodyguard to ensure their safety.
A source told BANG Showbiz: "Wherever Cheryl went, the bodyguard went. Even if she had to nip to the toilet her security wasn't too far away - although he obviously didn't join her in the ladies room. Cheryl didn't mind though as she was so happy to have been loaned the jewellery by Vashi. He gave her the pick of his collection but once she saw the 35 carat ring she wanted to borrow it."
Cheryl - who is joined on the judging panel by Simon Cowell, Mel B and Louis Walsh - also celebrated landing her fifth number one UK single yesterday, with 'I Don't Care' topping the charts.
The 31-year-old pop star is the first British female solo artist to achieve feat.