WHEN Cheryl Tweedy tried to crack America with X Factor, it was her accent that eventually saw her boss Simon Cowell give her the boot.
And clearly time hasnt made her Geordie twang easier for the Yanks to understand.
Cheryls new colleague on the Greatest Dancer, Todrick Hall, says he has struggled to work out what the former Girls Aloud singer says on the BBC1 show.
In an exclusive interview, Todrick revealed: I dont understand most of what Cheryl says but I get the general vibe. I love her so much, she has been so sweet and weve become great friends.
Weve been talking on the phone and she helps me and mentors me while were both mentoring the artists on the show. Sometimes I just nod and smile and say, Yeah Cheryl. Sometimes, 30 seconds after she says something I piece together what it was she was trying to say.
But we laugh about it and sometimes Im like, I need you to say that and say it much slower. I hope by the end of the season I will be well versed in the Cheryl speech department.
Cheryl called her co-star a ‘dirty player’
Todrick is the newest signing on the BBC1 dance show, joining Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse on the panel as captains.
But after I revealed the former YouTuber had been signed as a slightly curveball appointment, he was hit with allegations by a former assistant. Tommy McKissock, who worked as Todricks right-hand man for years, accused him of bullying, harassment and non-payment to staff.
And Todrick said when the accusations first emerged, he asked close friend Taylor Swift for advice.
He added: I talked to Taylor about this and she said Listen, Todrick, this is not the first time this will happen to you and it wont be the last.
Unfortunately thats a part of the game were playing and a part of the business were in.
The more successful you become, the more people are going to try and tear you down.
Honestly I still love my ex-assistant, I hope nothing but the best for him and this has been a huge learning lesson for me.