I'll tell you one thing he can kiss…': Cheryl Cole admits that she still hasn't forgiven Simon Cowell for her X Factor USA sacking
11:25 GMT, 9 June 2012
She's never really let on that she's been bothered about being given the boot, but it seems Cheryl Cole just cannot forgive Simon Cowell for sacking her from the X Factor USA.
The 28-year-old singer had a dig at the music mogul when asked by TV host Graham Norton is she had 'kissed and made up' with him.
'I wouldn’t say I’ve kissed Simon – I tell you one thing he can kiss…' the Geordie star said before receiving a huge cheer from the audience.
Still not friends: Cheryl Cole made a dig at Simon Cowell on the Graham Norton show when he asked her if they had 'kissed and made up'
Cheryl was left humiliated in May last year when she was suddenly sacked from the U.S. version of the reality TV show.
Rumours stated that her accent was the blame, while other reports suggested that Simon was under pressure to get rid of the Girls Aloud star after bosses were left unimpressed with her presence at the auditions.
Since then, Cheryl has snubbed a return to the UK version of the X Factor and clearly hasn't made up with Simon either.
Unforgivable: The Girls Aloud singer was left humiliated when the music mogul sacked her last year
However, someone that she was rather cosy with on the Graham Norton Show last night was popstar Katy Perry.
Cheryl got very tactile with the purple haired singer who is in town promoting her new 3D movie Katy Perry: A Part Of Me.
The pair who were sat next to each for the recording held onto each other, and pouted playfully for the cameras in a mock kiss.
Moving in for the pout; Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry pucker up as they enjoy a love-in on The Graham Norton Show sofa
This comes days after Cheryl said she had a crush on Rihanna, who then reciprocated the love. And Katy jokingly said in a radio interview she was planning to have 'sex' with the Rude Girl singer.
Asked about plans to work with Rihanna, Katy said she didn't know whether they'd ever collaborate musically, 'but we're going to have sex'.
During Norton's interview Cheryl confirmed she is still known as ‘Cheryl Cole’ and hasn’t dropped her married surname, “Cheryl’ really just looked better on the new album artwork. I couldn’t fit the ‘Cole’ on.”'
Demonstrating their sisterly bonding, Katy interjected: 'You don’t need that “Cole” honey'
Tender touch: Cheryl was very tactile with the singer and tweeted that she 'loved' her
Quite what new beau Florence And The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd would make of their tactility remains to be seen.
The love-in continued
after she Cheryl and Katy finished filming – this time on Twitter.
Cheryl tweeted, “I love @katyperry #thatisall”
Katy, who headed straight out after with Robert to a restaurant in east
London, reciprocated with: “Twitter contest. Pick a Geordie to follow
on twitter: @realrossnoble or @CherylCole go with your heart. Not just
cause Cheryl's prettier”. as a 'hot ginger' – for the Prince to call
Katy's appearance on the show comes a week ahead of estranged husband Russell Brand, who will be seen with Norton next week.
… and Katy returned the favour with an affectionate grab
Flirty Cheryl also made it clear that she ‘would consider Prince Harry if he asked her out.'
BBC One chat show host Graham said
it would be ‘the best wedding ever’ and Cheryl even signalled with her
hand along with fellow guest Katy Perry – who said Harry was a 'hot ginger' – for the Prince to call her.
It comes after Prince Harry admitted he 'fancied' Cheryl – and she admitted having a dream in which she married him and became a princess.
She added during the interview that she tried her best to ensure will.i.am was not seen tweeting on stage next to the Queen at Monday’s concert at Buckingham Palace.
‘I actually had to warn him,’ she said. ‘He had the phone out at the stage. I had to warn him: “Put that phone away right now before I kill you”.’
Cheryl Cole perform during filming of the Graham Norton show at the London Studios, London
But Cheryl added that she is a big fan of Twitter, saying: ‘I love just being able to talk to people directly. I don’t know what I was doing before.’
She also revealed she has tried to teach Geordie phrases to will.i.am – and Stevie Wonder asked her at the concert: ‘I love your accent – where are you from’
Cheryl said: ‘I don’t care what anyone says about my accent', which follows claims she was told to tone down her accent for a U.S. audience to understand.
She said Girls Aloud will be
celebrating their 10th anniversary in November, and described their
‘decade in music’ as a ‘massive achievement’.
Double act: Cheryl performed at the Queen's Jubilee concert with Gary Barlow…
Special moment with The Queen: Cheryl revealed she had to warn will.i.am about tweeting during the Jubilee concert
Cheryl, also performed her new single Call My Name and said
she had made up with Simon Cowell following their fallout over X Factor
USA last year, although indicated that things had been tense.
added that they first spoke about the rift after she blew up an
improvised explosive device dressed up as Mr Cowell while visiting
troops in Afghanistan.
divorced husband Ashley Cole two years ago following allegations he had
cheated on her – has written just two of the tracks on her upcoming
album 'A Million Lights' but insists she frequently pens her own
material, though the personal nature of the lyrics means she doesn't
want other people to hear them.
She explained: 'Every record I've
made, there are songs I've written that I haven't put out because…
well, I don't want to. I write for my own pleasure sometimes.'
… watched and cheered on by Prince Harry and his brother Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge
And the 28-year-old beauty insisted that she still has creative input on all her work, even if she doesn't do the writing herself.
She told the BBC: 'But you have to connect with something you're singing about. I'm not going to sing about a subject I've not got any feeling for.'
The 'Parachute' hitmaker is thrilled with her new album, though she admits it has been a long wait for fans.
Cheryl – who took an 18 month break from music after the split – said: 'It's been a long time coming. But I think it's the best work I've done.'
She added that the recording process was 'the most fun I've ever had'.
'A Million Lights' will be released on June 18.
Meet the fans: Katy made a surprise appearance at a special sneak preview of her new 3D feature film 'Katy Perry: Part Of Me'
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