Singer Cher Lloyd makes an apparent swipe at Cheryl Cole

Cher Lloyd would be prepared to duet with former X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole – on one condition.

‘Maybe if she sings live with me,’ says Cher.

The 18-year-old, who grew close to Cheryl during the 2010 series, seems to be hinting that singing without technical jiggery-pokery could be a bit of a challenge.

‘Well, it is nowadays, when you haven’t got the nifty little button to press,’ she tells Real Radio Northwest.

But cheeky Cher denies she’s talking about Auto-Tune.

‘What, oh no? Never, never ever!’

Cheryl, 28, supported Cher throughout the show despite a public backlash when she decided to send the feisty teen through to the live finals.

But their relationship has since broken down.

‘I don’t speak to Cheryl,’ Cher told the Daily Mirror last year.

‘We don’t speak, we don’t have anything to do with each other, so will everyone stop asking me about Cheryl?’

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