X Factor 2010: Katie Waissel ‘doesn’t rate Cheryl as a mentor’

Another day, another magazine claiming that Katie Waissel is a spoilt diva! This time insiders have been speaking to Now magazine, claiming that the X Factor finalist has been slating her mentor and the nation’s former sweetheart, Cheryl Cole.

The source says that Katie is furious with the ‘Promise This’ singer for not supporting her more in the face of negative press attention, for favouring 17 year old Cher Lloyd and for not giving her enough time and attention each week.

‘Katie doesn’t rate Cheryl as a mentor,’ a show insider tells the magazine.

‘She believes that Cheryl doesn’t invest as much time in her as she should do, which is why there’s tension backstage.

‘It angers Katie that Cheryl hasn’t come out in support of her to help change negative public opinion and she believes Cheryl’s just concerned with being perched on her pedestal.’

Katie also believes that Cheryl is focusing most of her time, energy and resources into 17 year old rapper Cher Lloyd.

‘She’s been saying Cher Lloyd’s monopolising Cheryl’s time and has been very vocal about fending for herself,’ the source added.

‘Katie’s like a broken record when it comes to bitching about Cher and Cheryl’s relationship, saying that Cheryl’s always there, step by step, making sure Cher’s all right and giving her advice.

‘She calls Cher “the golden girl”.’

However Katie’s mum has denied rumours that her daughter is causing problems backstage. In an interview with Heat magazine she insisted that Katie is actually ‘very diplomatic’ in the X Factor house. She said:

‘Katie’s not confrontational. She’s very diplomatic – if she was in a situation, she would walk away. She’s all about karma. She doesn’t like bad karma.

‘But you’re talking about two different people: one’s 24 and one’s 17. I think you learn how to handle things in life the older you get.’

‘Katie likes her time alone. She’ll be quite happy to go into her bedroom and shut the door – it gives her inspiration to write her music when she’s like that.’

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!