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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on 'skinny shaming': 'It's double standards - you'd never be able to call someone fat'

Published 30/09/2015 | 12:13

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini arrives for the X Factor Live Auditions, Event City, Manchester. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has opened up about the constant speculation around her super slim frame.

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The X Factor judge (32) has lost a significant amount of weight in recent months, prompting fans to rally around her and comment on her appearance.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini attends the press launch of
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini attends the press launch of "The X Factor" on August 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Fernandez-Versini covers the current issue of In Style and slammed the "crazy double standards" with reporting on body types.

"It's crazy double standards. You'd never be allowed to say to somebody, "Oh, you look a bit fat." And being overweight is unhealthy – it's actually a bad message to tell someone who is obese that they look "curvy" or "great",' she told the magazine.

"But you know what? After this length of time, there's nothing I can hear about myself that I haven't already heard."

Cheryl first sparked concern among her fans when she was pictured looking slimmer than ever at the X Factor auditions this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini attends the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini attends the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

In the candid interview, the former Girls Aloud singer joked she might be "deluded" about the idea that she's low maintenance when it comes to keeping the spark alive with her husband of more than a year Jean Bernard.

"I think I'm low maintenance, but maybe I'm deluded," she added.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wears a pink leather retro style dress and black Mary Jane shoes.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wears a pink leather retro style dress and black Mary Jane shoes.

"I know my environment isn't easy - my day gets planned out in advance all the time, so I'm like, 'Oh, actually change that. We can't meet tonight'."

London Auditions at Wembley Arena, Day One: Cheryl wears an Adam Lippes white tuxedo dress with plunging neckline and Stuart Weitzman heels.
London Auditions at Wembley Arena, Day One: Cheryl wears an Adam Lippes white tuxedo dress with plunging neckline and Stuart Weitzman heels.

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