Cheryl wanted male dancers to have their 'bums out' in inappropriate performance on 'X Factor'

Cheryl was banking that her 'X Factor' performance would help boost her new single 'Love Made Me Do It' on the charts!

                            Cheryl wanted male dancers to have their 'bums out' in inappropriate performance on 'X Factor'

Cheryl made her return to the reality show 'X Factor' on Sunday and took to the stage to perform her comeback single which is titled ' Love Made Me Do It'. However, many viewers slammed her performance as being too racy for a family show. 

The ex Girls Aloud singer was seen crawling around on the stage in a rather suggestive manner, and at one point she even licked the back of her hand saucily which raised many eyebrows.

As reported by The Sun, Cheryl had actually wanted to make her performance even racier and wanted the male dancers to have their bums out. A source shared, "At one point there were fears the male dancers may even have their bums showing but now it seems they will be more covered up."

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"Cheryl wants this performance to be remembered and it will be. She has been in rehearsals for the last few days and the routine will see her writhing around on the ground with 12 hot men dancing around her," she continued. 

"No one has told Cheryl what to do, but they’ve been keeping a close eye on the creative team so the routine is suitable for a family audience," the source added.

Cheryl's X-rated performance was not the only thing to be called out and she was also slammed for her singing. One fan shared, "Not sure if it's the sound or she just can't sing, but this sounds bad. This is actually s***… Why did she lick her hand at the start there". 

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While another added, "Cheryl licking her hand tattoo is about as appealing as this performance/song" and a third fan said, "I just don’t understand? Cheryl? Can she even sing? ... bizarre".

Head judge Simon Cowell seemed to have the best reaction to Cheryl's performance when he was having a private conversation with Louis Tomlinson which was fortunately caught on cameras. 

When Cheryl ended her performance by falling in a heap on stage, Simon was seen asking Louis, "Is she all right?" Clearly, Simon was concerned for Cheryl and believed she had hurt herself but seemed more concerned with the sort of reactions her bizarre performance would elicit. 


Cheryl's song 'Love Made Me Do It' debuted at number 19 on Friday, a week after it went on sale and it was reported that the star was banking on her performance on 'X Factor'to help push the songs to the top of the charts.