Cheryl Tweedy confuses X Factor fans as she LICKS herself mid-performance

19 November 2018, 13:02 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 13:31

Cheryl licks her hand on the X Factor - and people can't work out why
Cheryl licks her hand on the X Factor - and people can't work out why . Picture: ITV

Cheryl divided her fans with her raunchy performance on The X Factor as she promoted her new single.

Cheryl Tweedy raised eyebrows on last night's X Factor when she LICKED herself mid-performance.

It was Cheryl's first time back on stage after quitting the spotlight to raise her baby son Bear, whose dad is her ex-boyfriend Liam Payne.

The 35-year-old chose to appear on the ITV show to singer new single Love Made Me Do It - but her over sexualised dance routine, licking and "dodgy vocals" overshadowed what should have been a triumphant comeback.

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Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: "Give it up Cheryl, you’re embarrassing yourself #cringe".

Another tweeted: "Omfg how embarrassing is it for Cheryl when most acts on that show have more talent in their little finger than she does in her body, this is painful to watch."

A third added: "Good God. I've never heard anything so painful as Cheryl's performance."

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It seems Cheryl's sexy moves weren't the only topic of conversation as other fans were taken back by her changing facial features.

The observations came just days after Chezza admitted that having a baby had "changed" her face.

It comes after insiders revealed Cheryl had been hoping her comeback would be a performance to remembe but X Factor bosses feared it would be "too sexy".

"Cheryl wants this performance to be remembered and it will be.

"She has been in rehearsals for the last few days and the routine will see her writhing around on the ground with 12 hot men dancing around her.

"At one point there were fears the male dancers may even have their bums showing but now it seems they will be more covered up."