'X Factor': Cheryl Cole Threatens To 'Slap' Simon Cowell During Arena Auditions

Simon Cowell might want to think about upping the ‘X Factor’ security at the auditions this year, after a frustrated Cheryl ColeCheryl Fernandez-Versinijust Cheryl told him she was going to “give him a slap”.

We didn’t think it would take long for the two returning ‘X Factor’ judges to come to blows, and during the audition stages at Wembley Arena this weekend 'the artist formerly known as Cheryl Cole' became so annoyed with the music mogul’s comments that she announced she wanted to slap him.

Watch out Simon - we all know Chezza isn’t one to be crossed.

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole

As reported in the Daily Star, Simon had been teasing Cheryl throughout the day, told her she was asking “ridiculous” questions and even reportedly blew on her ear to try and distract her while she was speaking.

That was clearly the straw that broke the camel’s back, as she was heard telling Simon: “I am gonna give him a slap. Shut your cakehole.

“I swear there is going to be hell if you do that to me one more time.”

“It’s funny because everyone thought Cheryl would be rowing with Mel B or Louis. We’d love to see Cheryl crack and really wallop him.”

This year's 'X Factor' panel

Cheryl and Simon are currently on the judging panel with Louis Walsh - who has appeared on every series of ‘The X Factor’ since its launch in 2004, including the oft-overlooked celebrity special - and Mel B, who is sitting at the UK judges’ table for the first time.

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