Sinitta has hit headlines today after she has had ocial media row with Simon Cowell for choosing Cheryl instead of herself to accompany him at the ‘judges houses’ round on The X Factor.

The 53 year-old was unaware she had been replaced, until a verified Instagram account connected to the show alerted her that she wouldn’t be accompanying Simon.

The singer tweeted back in September: “Today I was informed I will Not be doing @TheXFactor again this year (after being invited back 2 years in a row and so close to filming).”

However, fans are delighted that Cheryl is making her return to the show after taking a break from her career back in 2015.

Now that she has decided to make her come-back, Simon decided it was in with Cheryl and out with Sinitta – ouch.

The official Instagram showed a picture of Simon and Cheryl smiling sweetly together and used the caption: “Cheryl Cole will help Simon pick the best 3 groups at Judge’s Houses this year! @sinittaofficial missed out on being there this year around.”

Credit: Instagram @thexfactor

Sinitta attached the Instagram post into a tweet, and captioned the post: ‘Yes! Ok!! Got it!! Why don’t you add #NurNurNurNurNur! Stick it up your nose!’ and fans were left gobsmacked by her reaction.


Fans of the show replied to her tweet, to give her a bit of sympathy:

We’ll ALL be secretly (or not so secretly) be wishing it was you though. #xfactor“.

Another said: “Would rather be watching you @sinittaofficial! Will be switching off when she comes on.”

Whilst another added: “I’m gutted you won’t be doing it, use to love seeing you on the show.”


Sinitta has appeared with Simon in every series of The X Factor and this will be the first year she has not made an appearance.

Cheryl and Simon were spotted last week in Nice, France ahead of the final round before live shows.

A source claimed that the pair were gushing about their children – both of which have very young sons.


Simon and Cheryl bonded over parenting during a private jet and helicopter flight to the house.” they said.

She curtsied for him she first got onto the plane – it was her way of breaking the ice.

Despite the break they’ve had from each other, they’re still clearly very close.”

Now that Cheryl is back in the limelight, some reports suggest that she may return to the judging panel next year in replacement of Nicole Scherzinger – only time will tell!