Cheryl Tweedy is very good at putting on a brave face because she has now confessed that the backlash she has received lately has made her “sad”.
The 35-year-old singer spoke about the ridicule artists can face in the showbiz industry at the launch of new BBC series The Greatest Dancer.
Cheryl, who is a dance captain on the show, revealed: “It makes me sad that we really put a lot of focus on criticism – just enjoy.
“It’s entertainment, we’re not trying to revolutionise the world. People are just trying to entertain you.”
She said that she wants to see young talent thrive, adding: “I’m just looking forward to watching people shine.”
Her comments come after her recent music comeback was slammed.
In November, Chez was mocked after she licked her hand while performing new single Love Made Me Do It on the X Factor, her first live TV performance in years, with viewers branding it “cringeworthy”.
Adding to her woes, her comeback single has failed to top the charts.
Then came the harsh words from Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner, who questioned the former Girls Aloud star’s place on The Greatest Dancer’s panel.
He told The Mirror last month: “The judging line up on that is questionable as well… what’s her dance background? Where is her dance background?
“She went to Royal Ballet School that you pay for, an extortionate amount to go to because mum and dad just want to drop you off somewhere for the holidays.”
But poor Chezza was also blasted last week when she gave a ‘masterclass’ in body-popping, which appeared on The Greatest Dancer Instagram page, with some insisting it was “embarrassing”.
Cheryl will make her debut on The Greatest Dancer when the show kicks off this Saturday.
She will judge alongside Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, and Glee star Matthew Morrison.
Cheryl has already admitted that her co-judges have more dance experience than her.
According to The Sun, she said: “Mentoring other people one-on-one like I did on X Factor might help me with the mentality of how things go. But in terms of knowledge and stuff, they’re more than qualified.”
Here’s hoping you have a smoother ride when the show begins, Chez!
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