Cheryl Cole is said to have hired a team of security experts following reports that she has been receiving death threats from angry The X Factor fans after axing favourite, Gamu Nhengu.
As we reported yesterday, the Girls Aloud star was attacked by an angry XF viewer on Blackberry Messenger, telling the judge that ‘Every1 has a bullet for you’ after she put through Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel over talented Zimbabwean singer, Gamu.
Now, according to The Sun, an intruder alarm firm spent nearly two hours outside Chezza’s mansion in Surrey yesterday, after friends revealed that the 27-year old was ‘freaked out’ by the death threats and other anti-Cheryl groups on Facebook.
A source said to be close to the Promise This singer told the newspaper: “She’s taking these threats seriously and is increasing her already good security.”
Bosses at The X Factor are also rumoured to be increasing security at Wembley Studios, where the first series of live shows will take place this weekend.
It has been reported that extra staff and guards will carry out vigilant security checks to prevent any trouble and no banners branded with axed Gamu’s name will be allowed in the venue.
A show insider explained: “Producers don’t want any risk. Everyone’s quite nervous and wants the live shows to go without a hitch.”
The Sun also claims that they have found the person responsible for the tirade of hatred aimed at Cole, claiming that wannabe rapper Sanussi Ngoy Ebonda has admitted to sending the threats.
The tabloid is said to have filmed him in secret as Ebonda reportedly tells the publication: “I was angry – everyone was expecting a black girl to go through.”
He added: “Maybe it was a bit over the top, but there were certain things that needed to be said.”
The newspaper plans to hand over the footage of his admission to the police, who are also said to be hunting the creator of a Facebook group that hoped Chezza would die ‘a painful death.’