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The Salvation Of Cheryl Cole: Nation’s Sweetheart Shows She’s Changed

by | 8th, October 2011

CHERLY Cole is no longer a god on television’s Mount Olympus. The X Factor and the nation’s sweetheart parted company; Cole replaced by Tulisa, a less pretty London version of her pre-Cowell-ed former self. The show would go on and Cole would… Well, what?

The talk is of ‘what next?’ for Cheryl, a woman whose star rose on the telly. The story has been of a lip-synching woman hiding her pained eyes behind big glasses a woman for whom fame has been a cruel mistress.

Women on the magic box are always presented as role models. When we watch a woman of power and wealth on the telly we expect one thing: misery. Cheryl is not averse to wallowing in the theme: if Simon Cowell did one thing it was to turn the feisty starlet into a weeping soap opera character. Cole’s marriage to Ashley Cole, malaria, Gamu and a sexless romance with a dancer called Derek became commodities to be tapped and sold, ultimately by Piers Morgan in a harrying one-one interview in which the sole aim was to make

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