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Cheryl to team up X Factor act in Newcastle

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Credit: PA

It's been announced that Geordie X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will not be back in Newcastle tonight (December 7) with the act she mentors, Reggie and Bollie.

She is unable to attend the gig owing to prior commitments.

But Cheryl will accompany the boys to their local homecoming tomorrow.

The boys will perform at the Metro Radio Arena for Christmas Live.

Reggie and Bollie Credit: PA


Cheryl features in video 'Remembering the Fallen'

North East singer and television personality Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is featuring in a Royal British Legion video to remind people that they are encouraging a two minute silence at 11am to remember the lives lost at war.

Cheryl visits Greggs to launch new chocolate bar

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini visited a Greggs in Newcastle city centre this morning to launch a new chocolate bar to raise money for Cheryl's Trust. The limited edition Belgian Chocolate Crunch bar is available from today.

Cheryl spends a day in Toon with Ant and Dec

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini spent a day in Newcastle with Geordie TV presenters Ant and Dec. They visited a local dance school and reminisced about growing up in Toon. Some lucky fans had the chance to grab a photograph!

The Call My Name singer and former Girls Aloud favourite launches a chocolate bar with Greggs today to raise money for her charity Cheryl's Trust.


Cheryl Fernandez-Versini talks about tax and voting Labour

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini grew up in Newcastle and had been a lifelong Labour supporter Credit: PA

It's being reported Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is considering changing her life long allegiance to Labour because of the proposed mansion tax.

Mrs Fernandez-Versini has told the Sunday Telegraph's Stella Magazine:

"It's hard for me because all my friends and family vote Labour."

"I've always been Labour all my life but I want to hear what they've got to say for myself, now that I'm a mature woman. I feel like a greater responsibility now to vote for who runs our country. And I pay a ******* lot of tax. So I think that I need to have a really well informed, well educated opinion."

– Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

But when asked if she would consider voting for David Cameron, she said"

"Not really. I want to hear what everyone's got to say."

– Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

The mansion tax would affect people who own houses worth more than £2 million.

Cheryl breaks record with fifth number one single

Cheryl Ferandez-Versini switches on Christmas lights in London in Credit: PA

Cheryl's single I Don't Care has gone straight to the top of the UK chart, making her the first British female to have five solo number ones.

The singer from Newcastle, who is also a judge on the X Factor, also had another four number one singles with her group Girls Aloud.

With her latest hit, she has overtaken Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora, who have four number ones each.

However, she has a long way to go to beat the best international female, Madonna, who has thirteen UK number ones, Rihanna who has seven and Kylie Minogue, who has eight.

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