X Factor's Cher Lloyd admits she "owes" Cheryl Cole

Cher Lloyd

X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd has said she regrets abusing Cheryl Cole over her singing, saying she "owes" the Girls Aloud star for her work on the show.

Cher, who was mentored by Cheryl on in the 2010 series, found herself in a Twitter spat with the former X Factor judge after criticising her use of AutoTune.

Speaking on This Morning today, Cher confessed she wasn't surprised when Cheryl hit back: "No, I'm not too surprised, but it is what it is.

"I do owe her. But how I see it is The X Factor was a great platform for me and she really did help me and I'm very grateful.

"You know, I wouldn't say that I wasn't grateful for what she had given me - the opportunity that she had given me, putting me through and things like that - but I feel like from here, it's down to me to do as best as I possibly can."

Talking to hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Cher also spoke about her current album Sticks + Stones.

"I think the way that the music is going is the way that I want it to go now," she explained. "The first single wasn't quite the way I wanted it to be, but now it's just going smoothly.

"And I really want every album to be very different, and just to keep people interested in all the different stuff I can do. But, yes, I think the next album will be more controlled by me."

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