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Simon Cowell's like an annoying brother: Cheryl

By Hayden Smith

Returning X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has likened Simon Cowell to an "annoying brother".

The pair will be reunited when the ITV series resumes on Saturday night. Their friendship came to an abrupt end when Cowell (54) fired the singer from the US version of the show just weeks into her high-profile job in 2011.

Asked about the man she once described as her "frenemy" ahead of the new series, Fernandez-Versini (31) said: "I think Simon's a bit like an annoying brother. We're like brother and sister and he's the annoying one.

"Simon has his very own way of being very annoying. He knows which buttons to push and he'll push them. But I play the long game. I'm waiting. Don't worry about me, I'll get my own back."

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