The TV host reckons Cheryl will have 'big fights' with Mel B

Davina McCall is looking forward to the new series of The X Factor.

The TV presenter, 46, reckons the new panel will be brilliant but is a little worried about how Cheryl Cole will fare around Scary Spice Mel B.

‘Having Cheryl Cole and Mel B
on the panel will be the best – I think they’ll have big fights. Mel’s
going to have a huge go at Cheryl, isn’t she?’ says Davina.

‘Hopefully, Cheryl will give as good as she gets. I don’t want her to be too much of a vulnerable flower!’

While Davina thinks Cheryl, 31, and Mel, 39, will be fab judges, her ultimate girl crushes are Katy Perry and Kate Middleton, who she describes as having ‘dignified elegance’.

But her children Holly, 12, Tilly, 10, and seven-year-old Chester – whose dad is her husband of 14 years Matthew Robertson, 45 – love a certain One Direction member.

‘I took the kids to see [Katy] in concert recently and she was incredible. We went to see 1D, too. [Their favourite is] Harry Styles,’ says Davina

‘He’s so dreamy and seems like a nice guy. I have to say, he looked the happiest out of all of them and gave it the most during the concert.’

Davina McCall is taking part in Sky Ride, a campaign from Sky and British Cycling to encourage people of all ages and abilities to discover the benefits of cycling. Find out more at

Read the full interview with Davina McCall in this week’s Now magazine dated 4 August 2014 – download the digital edition now


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