Cheryl speaks out about Simon’s rude comments on her weight

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has hit back at Simon Cowell’s comments about her weight.

Simon was reminiscing on Cheryl’s failed appearance on The X Factor US when he said, amongst other mean things: “She’d put on a bit of weight, but not loads.”

Charming. We certainly don't know where he was looking, but it can't have been at Cheryl!

The X Factor starlet was speaking at the launch of the show when she told reporters: “I heard this rumour and I think a gentleman should never speak about a woman’s age or weight but that’s only if you’re educated on how to treat a woman.”

Cheryl looked stunning at the launch of the show dressed in a simple, sleek black and white dress with red lips. 

Ouch, that will hit him where it hurts, Simon! We wonder what his current girlfriend, Lauren Silverman will make of Cheryl's comments? 

Has she seen a side of Simon we haven't? For her sake, we hope so!

All of this, hopefully friendly, banter is making us super excited for The X Factor – eek!