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Cheryl Cole reckons she gets judged by X Factor fans.

This year's auditions take place in front of a live audience - and the Girls Aloud star reckons there's more pressure.

‘We, as judges, are also judged now on what we say and think,’ Cheryl, 26, admits.

‘If we don’t like an act but the audience do - they certainly let us know about it!’

The X Factor airs on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV.

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Claire Slobodian