X Factor's Cher Lloyd finding fame "overwhelming and scary"

Cher Lloyd

Former X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd has admitted she's finding her rise to fame "overwhelming and scary". The 18-year-old has found herself going from wannabe singer to chart topper in less than a year, having first appeared on the show last September.

"The situation has changed massively for me," Cher, whose debut single 'Swagger Jagger' went to number one last week, told The People yesterday.

But the teenager admitted: "It’s very glamorous and my life feels so good. But things are also overwhelming and scary."

It comes as Cher's close friends confess they're worried the pint size pop star is struggling to cope with the pressure. "Those close to her are worried that Cher's struggling to cope," a source said.

And the insider also revealed Cher was finding it hard to take criticism: "If someone says anything bad about her music she storms off."

However Cher insisted she hadn't changed since becoming famous, and wanted to continue to live a 'normal life'.

"I’m not into the whole crazy club thing with celebs," she said. "I have the rest of my life for that and I couldn’t cope with it now. I’m the same girl I was before."

Cher Lloyd's single slipped to third place on the charts this week, having sold around 100,000 copies since its debut on July 31.

> Cher Lloyd's friends worried that the teenager is "struggling to cope" with fame

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