She's been through a whirlwind of ups and downs but is still the nation's sweetheart. See how X Factor judge, Cheryl's look has changed

When Cheryl Fernandez-Versini stepped on to the red carpet ahead of this year’s The X Factor auditions, she drew gasps of astonishment – but for all the wrong reasons.

Her skeletal frame, showing off sinewy arms and a protruding rib cage, left fans fearing for her health. One online reader said she looked like a ‘matchstick with the wood scraped off.’

But sadly this is not the first time Chezza’s weight has fluctuated over the years. When she first burst on to the scene after landing a spot in Popstars: The Rivals, she sported a plumper face. But when key moments in her life occurred, like when she split from Ashley Cole or when she became very ill with malaria, Cheryl’s healthy figure sadly plummeted.

Even as recently as last year, Cheryl looked full figured and healthy in comparison to now. Sick of accusations of ill-health, Cheryl, 32, recently took to Twitter saying;

‘I am so sick and tired of it being OK to call somebody too thin. I would never dream of calling somebody too fat and that they should maybe cut down on their food intake? What’s the difference? You have no idea what I’ve been through. Just losing my father in law v recently and everything that comes with that. Not that I am or should justify myself to anyone.’

Good on you Cheryl! One thing is for sure, it’s clear that The X Factor judge won’t let any of these critical comments get her down.

Cheryl’srecently taken to social media to show off her gorgeous bootcamp attire and even described it as ‘Taking “bootcamp” to another level.’ As always the Geordie’s style has been on point and we will definitely be hitting the shops for a pair of the Givenchy style boots. Erm, if we could afford them

We are glad that despite all the negativity surrounding Cheryl’s weight she has still managed to keep a smile on her face. One fan even her grin as ‘A smile that can light up rooms.’ Cute.


Lucretia Munro