We all know that the next round of The X Factor UK is the judge’s house round in which the different groups are mentored by one coach or another along with some special guest mentors in a lovely house somewhere exotic. This year Simon decided not to bring his old flame Sinitta but instead brought back Cheryl to be his guest mentor.
The thing is that Cheryl and Simon haven’t always gotten on. Rumor has it that Simon had her kicked off the show OR that she quit because she didn’t want to work with him anymore. The official story is that she wanted to take time off to have kids. Now that she’s been there done that, it’s time to teach a bunch of fledgeling singers how to…er…sing. God knows Simon can’t carry a tune.
Which is what I’ve always found interesting about Simon. For a guy with absolutely no musical abilities, he sure knows how to pick stars. He needs to learn the ukulele and how to harmonize at least if he’s going to be judging people.