Defiant Cheryl wants ‘bullsh**’ body-shaming to become illegal

She remarried last year – to dashing French businessman Jean Bernard Fernandez Versini – and has recently begun filming the 12th series of The X Factor.

But despite her sucess, it seems that Cheryl Fernandez Versini is not immune to criticism.

Indeed, in recent months her continued weight-loss and tiny frame has sparked concern among fans and observers.

Still, the 32-year-old has angrily insisted on several occasions that she is fit, healthy and strong – and that she does eat.

Now she’s come out fighting again – going as far as to call for body-shaming to be made “illegal”.

“It’s bulls***,” she told ES magazine. “Something has to be done, changed, even if it’s done in law.

“I am very happy and very healthy. Every woman has a different body type.”

She went on to tell the publication that she has even cut back on gym sessions.

Meanwhile, her boss Simon Cowell felt compelled to defend her recently – claiming publicly that far from starving herself, she actually “eats like a horse”.

This summer, the singer attributed her noticeable weight-loss to being busy, as well as the stress of losing her father-in-law.

Taking to Twitter a couple of months ago – and evidently feeling particularly irked at the time – the Girls Aloud songstress declared: "I am so sick and tired of it being ok to call somebody too thin or a ‘bag of bones’.

“I would never dream of calling somebody too fat and that they should maybe cut down on their food intake? What is the difference?

“You have no idea what I have been through. Just losing my father in law v recently and everything that comes with that. Not that I am or should justify myself to anyone.”

She continued: "I’m so f***ing sick of people thinking it’s ok to be mean or body shame anyone.”