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Cheryl Cole Married: ‘X Factor' Announcer Confirms The Judge Will Take Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini's Surname (LISTEN)

23/07/2014 14:29 BST | Updated 23/07/2014 14:59 BST

Cheryl Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini shocked fans when they revealed they’d already got hitched in a secret ceremony, however one man who did know about the wedding was ‘X Factor’ announcer Peter Dixon.

Peter, whose voice is heard when the 'X Factor' judges step onto the stage, was told about the wedding weeks ago, so that he could begin practicing his pronunciation of JB's French surname.

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Cheryl Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

Speaking on Capital Radio, Peter confirmed that he knew the judging line-up weeks before it was made public, adding that he was also told about Cheryl’s marriage.

"I had a phone call a few weeks ago from the producers to tell me who the new judges were,” he explained. “They said, It's Cheryl’, and I said, ‘Oh that's fine, she's back’, and they said, ‘No but she's changed her name, she's married Jean-Bernard and she wants to be known by his second name, so can you start practising?’

“So I have been… not very successfully!”

Peter then attempted to demonstrate how he will introduce Mrs Fernandez-Versini, proving that he definitely needs a lot more practise.

Cheryl and Jean-Bernard had been dating for just three months when they married in front of four people on the island of Mustique.

The former Girls Aloud singer announced her new relationship status via Instagram on Monday 14 July, sharing a snap of her engagement and wedding rings and writing: “I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news. Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14. We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together."

Earlier this week, the couple threw a party in London to celebrate their marriage, where they were joined by plenty of celeb pals, including Cheryl’s former bandmate Kimberley Walsh.

Listen to Peter's attempt at pronouncing Chezza's new name below...

Cheryl And Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini's Wedding

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