Cheryl's protégée Cher Lloyd's becoming The X Factor's biggest prima donna

As Cheryl Cole mini-mes go, they don’t come much tiddlier or feistier than X Factor wannabe Cher Lloyd.

But a mole tells Now the show’s team have had enough of her.

Cher has become the diva of the show,’ reveals an exasperated insider. She thinks she’s way better than everyone else – maybe not in terms of vocals but as a performer – she thinks her overall package is invincible.’

Sources say Cher, 17, has even been spending her spare time playing mind games with fellow contestant Katie Waissel – who’s clawing her popularity back.

Cher isn’t the sweet, vulnerable girl she portrayed at Cheryl’s house. She can be manipulative,’ reveals an insider.

She pretends to be Katie’s friend but she keeps encouraging the belief that everyone hates Katie. It’s like she enjoys undermining her confidence.’

While Cher’s swagger grows bigger by the day, the same can’t be said for her eyebrows.

Cheryl’s banned her from tweezing any more but they won’t grow back,’ says the spy. They’re looking into getting her eyebrow implants.’

A source says mentor Cheryl, 27, who has been working round the clock to keep Cher’s rapidly expanding ego in check, is finally starting to lose patience.

The problem is Cher thinks she’s already made it and is walking around like she’s a big star. She’s even refusing to do dance moves she thinks are cheesy.

‘She feels like she can automatically act like a diva, which is driving Cheryl crazy. She’s created a little monster with her.

Every week, Cher insists on choosing her own clothes and refuses to wear what the stylists give her. She’s even borrowed items from Cheryl.’

Although Cher’s antics may have the backstage crew up in arms, the source says her bubble may be about to burst.

What Cher doesn’t realise is that her popularity is waning. But she’s original – she’s the only one who arranges her own music – and no one can doubt she’s got talent. It’s just a shame she knows it!’

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