Cher Lloyd reveals she ‘felt really vulnerable’ during her time on the X Factor   


‘I remember knowing not to wear a skirt without shorts’: Cher Lloyd reveals she felt ‘vulnerable’ on The X Factor as she was ‘chased by paparazzi for up skirt shots’ when she was 16


Cher Lloyd revealed she ‘felt really vulnerable’ on the X Factor as she would be chased by a ‘group of 20 to 25 men with cameras’ after rehearsals. 

The former contestant- who shot to fame on the 2010 series at just 16 years old- opened up about the ‘extremely challenging’ time. 

The singer, 28, spoke about being hounded by paparazzi saying: ‘I just always remember knowing not to wear a skirt without shorts.’ 

Scary: Cher Lloyd revealed she ‘felt really vulnerable’ on the X Factor as she would be chased by a ‘group of 20 to 25 men with cameras’ after rehearsals

Speaking to Rylan Clark on his new podcast called Ry-Union she said: ‘At times I’d get really angry. I felt angry because I’d go to a rehearsal, leave the studio, and chased on my own, chased by a group of 20 to 25 men with cameras.

‘I just felt really vulnerable. There’d be a chaperone person for everyone as a group, of course, we were underage.

‘But at times, from walking to the studio or a car, you’d be alone. That didn’t stop. The sheer amount of paparazzi would wait outside of those studios. I just always remember knowing not to wear a skirt without shorts.’  

She revealed: ‘You’d go to get in the car and the first thing they’d do was place the camera below. 

How it started: The former contestant- who shot to fame on the 2010 series at just 16 years old- opened up about the 'extremely challenging' time (pictured at the X Factor audition in 2010)

How it started: The former contestant- who shot to fame on the 2010 series at just 16 years old- opened up about the ‘extremely challenging’ time (pictured at the X Factor audition in 2010)

Awful: The singer, 28, spoke about being hounded by paparazzi saying: 'I just always remember knowing not to wear a skirt without shorts'

Awful: The singer, 28, spoke about being hounded by paparazzi saying: ‘I just always remember knowing not to wear a skirt without shorts’

Speaking to Rylan Clark on his new podcast called Ry-Union she said: 'At times I'd get really angry'

Speaking to Rylan Clark on his new podcast called Ry-Union she said: ‘At times I’d get really angry’

‘It happened all the time and I just think, I spent a lot of time being very frustrated that I felt alone.’ 

She continued to say that at 16, she knew that ‘was the way forward’ revealing it ‘was brutal back then. It’s not like how it is now.’

The Swagger Jagger singer went on to confess that she would love a reunion with the members of One Direction and called them ‘such genuinely nice people’.

She lived with the boys during the show and revealed they all had ‘great energy’.

She continued to say she would love to chat to them again about their time together on the show. 

Awkward: The singer did admit that one person she would not want to meet up with again is former judge Louis Walsh because he was allegedly 'horrible' to her

Awkward: The singer did admit that one person she would not want to meet up with again is former judge Louis Walsh because he was allegedly ‘horrible’ to her

She said: ‘I think they are such genuinely nice people. not one of them was ever any trouble.’

However, the singer did admit that one person she would not want to meet up with again is former judge Louis Walsh because he was allegedly ‘horrible’ to her.

She went on to say: ‘He still says stuff about me. when I left the show, when Louis not doing X factor, he’s not doing a lot, perhaps he needed something to talk about. he started on me.’ 

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Contestants: (Left to right) Matt Cardle, Mary Byrne, Rebecca Ferguson, Cher Lloyd and One Direction ( L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan at a secret X factor gig in 2010

Contestants: (Left to right) Matt Cardle, Mary Byrne, Rebecca Ferguson, Cher Lloyd and One Direction ( L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan at a secret X factor gig in 2010

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