Having trouble remembering Cheryl’s new name? Or even pronouncing it?
Don’t worry you're not the only one.
The talent show's warm-up act Ian Royce is said to have referred to her by her old name before Sunday's results show after admitting he was struggling to pronounce her new French surname correctly.
Not a good move Ian.
I'm getting destroyed on twitter by the @CherylOfficial fans...I got the name wrong...I apologised.— Ian Royce (@officialroycey) October 26, 2014
Let's all move on..
"Cheryl looked really furious," A source said. "Cole is not my name!," she exclaimed.
"Royce said he had trouble pronouncing it, but she gave him a withering look and said it wasn't hard to say 'unless you were arrogant and had no common sense'," the insider added to The Sun newspaper.
The 'X Factor' judge officially changed her name after tying the knot with French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini earlier this year, dropping her first husband soccer star Ashley Cole's surname for good.
Cheryl’s new husband Jean-Bernard was sitting in the audience during the incident, alongside show boss Simon Cowell's right-hand woman Sinitta - who claims an edict was handed out to everyone in the studio instructing them not to refer to Cheryl as Cheryl Cole.
“Do not use the C-word in this building. The four letter C word. C.O.L.E.,” the edict read.
Ian has publicly apologised for the mistake on Twitter and it is said that Mrs Fernadez-Versini has forgiven him.
I embarrassed the husband (JB) of @CherylOfficial a man I like very much and for that I am truly sorry...— Ian Royce (@officialroycey) October 28, 2014
Me and my big mouth...
I also appoligise to @CherylOfficial - I will eat french food for a week and twerk everyday on the hour...— Ian Royce (@officialroycey) October 28, 2014
Everyone together now: FER-NAN-DEZ-VER-SI-NI