X Factor 2014: What Cheryl Cole is REALLY like as a mentor

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Here's a taster of what this year's X Factor 2014 girls can expect from Cheryl Cole as mentor, in a warning from a past contestant.

Katie Waissel appeared on the show back in 2010 alongside Cher Lloyd and Rebecca Ferguson in Cheryl's last series.

And now she's hit out at the Girls Aloud star and exposed what she's really like behind the scenes.

"I didn't really see her," Katie recalls. "I spent most of my time with Louis Walsh and Simon.

"The time that I did see her I would smoke with her in the dressing room and have a cheeky drink. Then she'd just go - I'd never see her."

Katie continues: "If you asked me what Cheryl was like a s a person I couldn't tell you.

"She obviously didn't give a s**t about me, she put me in the show because of Simon. So why should I give a s**t about her?"

She adds: "Those girls [Steph, Lauren and Chloe] are better off staying in Louis, Simon or Mel B's dressing room."

Speaking in this week's new! magazine, Katie also blasted Cheryl for her 'harsh' comments to the contestants.

"Some of the stuff she's said is really unnecessary," Katie claimed. "She just has to remember that these people are from all walks of life and this iis new to them.

"And for Cheryl - she's the only who's been disgusting - to make such comments, you're like, 'Wait, you are you?'. It's annoying, it's not even TV, it's just nasty."

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