Kimberley Walsh has joined half the nation in saying that Cheryl Cole has been wrongly labelled a villain after a week of The X Factor-related controversy.
Cheryl Cole faced public backlash when she let Cher Lloyd, 17, through to the live show stages despite her messing up at the X Factor judge’s house.
The Geordie singer was also criticised by a few who thought wildcard choice Treyc should’ve gone through instead of Katie Waissel. But the Promise This singer’s Girl Aloud bandmate, Kimberley Walsh, has spoken up for her pal in her latest OK! column.
She said: “Surely most people agree that it’s ridiculous how much scrutiny Cheryl’s come under for her choices on The X Factor.
“Cheryl has picked the people she’s excited to work with and feels she can groom and make into a star.”
And Kimberley who showed up to support Cheryl at her jewellery launch recently stands by her words, in fact she thinks the girls could go the whole hog.
She added: “Regardless of what people think of her decision, it is her choice and that’s why she’s the judge.
“I think those girls will be really strong in the competition and people should respect her decision.”