Girls Aloud singer and new X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has revealed that the transition from singing to judging was ‘intense, difficult and tough’.

Cheryl has replaced Sharon Osbourne on the judging panel of The X Factor. At the launch on Thursday, she said: “The first few hours I think I said yes to everyone because I’ve stood on that X and I know how intense it is and how it can affect the performance you give.

“So I found it quite tough initially. But it’s like Simon says, there’s no point giving people false hope that they can do it when they can’t. So I kind of had to develop that strength. But I think I picked up on it a little bit…”

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