'Would I perform with Cheryl? Maybe if she sings live!' Cher Lloyd hits out at former X Factor mentor Cole

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By Sarah Bull

Swipe: Cher Lloyd hit out against her former X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole in a new interview, suggesting she relies on autotune

She's not exactly known for her tactfulness when talking about her time on The X Factor.

And now Cher Lloyd has hit out at her former mentor on the show, Cheryl Cole, for her apparent reliance on autotune to produce a pitch perfect performance.

When the 18-year-old singer was asked during an interview on the Real Breakfast for Real Radio North West show if she would ever perform with Cheryl, Cher replied: 'Maybe if she sings live with me!'

Swipe: Cher Lloyd hit out against her former X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole in a new interview, suggesting she relies on autotune

After she was then asked if she thought the prospect of singing live would be a difficult one for Cheryl, Cher replied: 'Well it is nowadays, when you haven’t got the nifty little button to press!'

Presenter Debbie Oubsey asked Cher if she meant that Cheryl was relying on autotune, to which the teen laughed (somewhat sarcastically): 'What, oh no? Never, never ever!'

Cheryl famously caused controversy when she appeared to be singing over a pre-recorded backing track as she performed Fight For This Love on The X Factor back in 2009.

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Cher's comments come after an interview with Fabulous magazine last weekend when she said she has not kept in touch with Cheryl during her time on the X Factor.

She said: 'Cheryl understood me and she helped me a lot and so it's sad that I haven't heard from her.

'But if she wants to give me a ring she can. If not, that's fine too.'

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Cher first caught the judges' eyes on The X Factor with her very first audition, when her unique mixture of sounds and urban look earned her a comparison to a young Cheryl.

Meanwhile, during her interview on Real Radio North West, Cher also commented on her ongoing feud with another X Factor judge, Louis Walsh.

Cher suggested that Louis should maybe take a break from the ITV show during the competition this year.

She said: 'Maybe he should go on a holiday. Have a holiday for a few years! Have a break Louis, you work too hard.

'He’s the only one that’s stayed; he might as well go as well and bring someone else in.'