Pop wannabe Katie Waissel takes a vicious swipe at her X Factor mentor
But the deluded wannabe has launched a vicious attack on Cheryl, 27, behind her back, branding the Geordie star as being ‘unprofessional’ as a judge, saying she cares more about herself than her finalists.
‘Katie doesn’t rate Cheryl as a mentor,’ a show insider tells Now.
‘She believes that Cheryl doesn’t invest as much time in her as she should do, which is why there’s tension backstage.
‘It angers Katie that Cheryl hasn’t come out in support of her to help change negative public opinion and she believes Cheryl‘s just concerned with being perched on her pedestal.’
What made matters worse was when Katie found herself singing for survival in the first live shows after landing in the bottom three.
‘She’s been saying Cher Lloyd‘s monopolising Cheryl‘s time and has been very vocal about fending for herself,’ our source says.
‘Katie‘s like a broken record when it comes to bitching about Cher and Cheryl‘s relationship, saying that Cheryl‘s always there, step by step, making sure Cher‘s all right and giving her advice.
‘She calls Cher “the golden girl”.’
See the full story about Katie Waissel and Cheryl Cole in Now Magazine dated 25 October 2010 – out now!