In a frank and honest interview with tomorrow's Fabulous magazine, 18-year-old Cher admits of her time on the show: “I was a beast! Everyone hated me. I was young and foolish.
"Part of me was trying to show I was strong enough to do it, and then I think it all got too much for me.
"I was angry with the way I was being edited and because of that I turned into this horrible person, with a terrible attitude.”
But despite being so "hated", thinks are now on the up for Cher, who recently signed a US record deal with X Factor USA judge and record label executive LA Reid.
She explains: “It’s a blessing that I didn’t win the show, I’m glad I came fourth because otherwise I wouldn’t be doing all this now...I might have come from a reality TV show, but I’m not a puppet and I won’t be treated like one.”
You can read the full interview in Fabulous magazine, free with tomorrow's The Sun.