Cheryl's X factor hell.
NORTH East-born X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini admitted it was "hell" putting contestants through the show's six chair challenge.
The section of the show, which was only introduced last year, allows the judges to swap contestants in and out before deciding who goes to the judges' houses stage.
Newly-married Cheryl said: "The six chair challenge was hell for me. I didn't enjoy it one little bit but as I progressed I got to understand what it was about and I knew that in the end I had to take through the six people I believed had variety and had talent and I could work with well".
But the former Girls Aloud star had less trouble getting on with fellow judge - and former Spice Girl - Mel B, saying: "Mel's great actually, we bonded instantly, she cracks me up laughing".
The pair join show supremo Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh on the new series of the ITV show.
At the launch, Walsh said the women had struck up a great relationship. He said: "For some reason they really work, I don't think we've ever had two girls on the show that genuinely works on and off-screen".
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini who admitted it was "hell" putting contest-<Bants through the show's six chair challenge