Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole have explained their salutes on The X Factor.
When the judges are introduced at the beginning of each show, Cole always makes the gesture to the audience and is sometimes followed by Cowell.
Speaking at yesterday’s press conference, Cole insisted that she was the first to make the sign.
“To people that support us we call them Cheryl’s soldiers,” she said. “And that is, ‘I salute you’. Simon decided to steal it and now claims he did it on Idol, but I’m sure if we found the tapes it would be after he met me.”
However, Cowell replied: “I will be playing the tape on Saturday night to prove that [it was] way before I met Cheryl. I don’t look on it as sort of an egotistical ‘Simon’s fans’ – it’s more of respect to the general audience. Cheryl stole it and I’m just taking it back.”
It’s Cheryl’s salute, Simon! She’s doing for us Cheryl’s Soldiers, hush it Sy. I love how the article said “Simon and Cheryl explained their salutes.” Pfft!