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WATCH: What Cheryl said to 14-year-old Liam Payne at his first X Factor audition will make you cringe

Published 02/12/2016 | 10:02

Cheryl Cole on The X Factor in 2008. Picture: ITV
Cheryl Cole on The X Factor in 2008. Picture: ITV

What Cheryl said to 14-year-old Liam Payne at his first X Factor audition will make you cringe.

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Little did Cheryl Cole, who was married at the time, know in 2008 that the 14-year-old boy who auditioned in front of her would be her boyfriend - and reported father of her baby - in eight years time.

An eager Liam Payne did his first X Factor audition in front of Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell and Cheryl, singing Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra.

The floppy haired teen winked at Cheryl as he sang, "baby, kiss me" and the pop star was full of praise following his audition.

"I like you, I think you're really cute. I think you've got charisma. You gave us that little cheeky wink," said Cheryl, giving him a wink back.

Liam didn't make it through to the Judges' Houses in 2008, but returned two years later as part of One Direction.

During his second audition, and second meeting with Cheryl, she told him that he has "it, whatever it is, you’ve got it."

The pair have been in a relationship since the start of this year, and Liam, now 23, is reportedly the father of Cheryl's child, although she has not yet officially announced that she is pregnant.

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