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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini 'Skinny Shamed' By 'Loose Women' Panel, After Appearance At 'X Factor' Auditions

09/07/2015 13:48 BST | Updated 10/07/2015 10:59 BST

The ‘Loose Women’ panel have been accused of body shaming Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, after debating about the ‘X Factor’ judge’s weight on the ITV daytime show.

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The panel - made up of Andrea McLean, Nadia Sawalha, Jamelia and Jane Moore - discussed Cheryl’s appearance at auditions for ‘The X Factor’ in Manchester on Wednesday (8 July), where she was seen wearing a crop top.

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at 'X Factor' auditions

The women branded Cheryl “skinny”, while Nadia even went as far as suggesting Cheryl had a responsibility to her young fans to cover up her slim frame, likening her physique to "anorexic chic".

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The 'Loose Women' panel

Needless to say, the debate attracted a barrage of criticism on Twitter, where viewers slammed the women for “skinny shaming” the star:

Cheryl recently spoke out about her body, after being branded a “bag of bones” by a fan on Instagram.

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Cheryl has recently discussed her slimmer frame

Chezza explained that she had recently been through some personal troubles, after losing her father-in-law, and launched a furious rant at the body shamer.

“I am so sick and tired of it being ok to call somebody too thin or a ‘bag of bones’,” she wrote.

“I would never dream of calling somebody too fat and that they should maybe cut down on their food intake? What is the difference?

“You have no idea what I have been through. Just losing my father in law v recently and everything that comes with that.

“Not that I am or should justify myself to anyone.”

She added: “I’m so sick of people thinking it’s ok to be mean or body shame anyone. And it’s woman on woman. Have some respect and maybe think there may be reasons why before opening your mouth please.”

'X Factor' Auditions 2015: Manchester

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