Cheryl's American Diary
It's been one heck of a 48 hours for our Cheryl. After months of speculation about her role on the judging panel of American X Factor, she stepped onto the red carpet alongside fellow judges Simon, Paula and LA Reid.
1. Cheryl Cole's American Diary
Capital managed to gain exclusive access to Cheryl's diary on her first day stateside*. Here we reveal what Ms Cole really got up to on her first day in the USA. *Not really.
2. 08:00 Sit down with a biscuit and a nice cup of tea
Down-to-earth Cheryl has long been an ambassador for the humble chocolate biscuit, once declaring that her favourite way of relaxing is to watch Corrie in bed with a cuppa and a packet of Hobnobs. Loyal to the end, she's revealed that she took suitcases of the crumbly snack with her to the USA. "I'll be set for months," she announced. Now, now Cheryl. Nobody likes a show off.
3. 10:00 Brushing up on American culture
Cheryl hinted she'd wear brights for her American debut outfit, telling Grazia magazine that she's currently big into clashing colours. But if we know Cheryl she’ll have done her research on US trends before settling on her opinion-dividing purple, orange and turquoise outfit. Unfortunately, Cheryl's laptop clearly has a caching issue, for she appears to have found her inspiration at www.style-today.com/dollyparton.
4. 12:00 Watching The Wire
Getting her big break on reality TV show Popstars The Rivals meant Cheryl had a knack for empathising with the X Factor contestants, frequently leaving the judging panel to embrace some sobbing wretch who'd failed to make it through to bootcamp. Cheryl's already asked the US public to bear with her while they get used to her accent. If she wants to know what it feels like for them, a few episodes of The Wire should give her a rough idea.
5. 14:00 Get J-Lo's bum
Just 24 hours into her new American life and Cheryl is already feeling the pressure to get a perfect body. Amid suggestions her enormous hair was a clever ploy to make her tiny waist look even tinier, Cheryl begged pal Derek Hough to introduce her to his trainer Tracy Anderson, the exercise guru credited with turning Madonna into a muscle machine. Cheryl has apparently requested that Tracy help her achieve J-Lo's "sinewy legs".
6. 16:00 Become a style icon for style icons
A straw poll at Capital HQ guestimates the number of bottles of hairspray used to achieve Cheryl's USA X Factor bouffant at anywhere between "one" and "one and a bit". Not everyone was a fan of Cheryl's finger-in-the-socket look, but it appears that one leading lady most certainly was. Within hours of Cheryl's debut, none other than fashion queen SJP was spotted rocking the backcomb trend.
7. 22:00 Go home for a cuddle with mum
We'd barely got used to the idea that Cheryl was stateside, when pictures emerged of her making a mad dash to LAX airport to leg it back to Blighty with a pallor described by some media as "grey". Oh dear. Had she run out of Hobnobs already? Had Paula paid her off? No. She just missed her mum. But fear not, Cheryl's only back home for a few days before returning to LA for the second round of auditions.