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Cheryl's sore foot

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Cheryl's sore foot

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini limped into the London 'X Factor' auditions after burning her foot.

The 'Only Human' singer accidentally stepped on a pair of scalding-hot hair straighteners backstage at Wembley Arena yesterday (20.07.15) and suffered severe burns to the sole of her foot.

As the 32-year-old star was being treated by medical staff Simon Cowell explained to the audience why proceedings were held up for over an hour.

He said: "Cheryl has really hurt her foot ... It may need to be amputated. She still wanted to work."

Cheryl was then carried directly to her seat when auditions finally began and fellow judge Nick Grimshaw made light of her unfortunate mishap when the judging commenced.

He said: "Do you want to say anything, Cheryl, or is your leg too injured to speak?"

Cheryl - along with newbie judges Nick and Rita Ora - was the picture of health prior to the incident as the stars were chauffeured into the Wembley auditions in a vintage car by their boss Simon.