X Factor’s Only The Young And Stereo Kicks Hit Mahiki…But They Have To Show Some I.D. First

Even if the whole country is talking about you every weekend you still need to produce some ID when you go clubbing apparently, and unfortunately for X Factor contestant Betsy-Blue English it was her turn to get asked for proof of age.

But we’ve all been there, and luckily 18 year-old Betsy remembered to take her passport along to Mahiki when members of Only The Young and Stereo Kicks hit celeb fave on Wednesday night.

We prefer to treat these moments as a form of flattery (but then we’re getting on these days), and we’d like to think Betsy was relieved she’d been carded at the door rather than let it spoil her night!

Yes, it’s become a right of passage for X Factor contestants to make the most of their fame while they’re on the show when it comes to hitting London’s hottest clubs, and it seems like Wednesday night offered the perfect excuse to get their dancing shoes on.

After leaving Sony’s London office the six boys from Stereo Kicks, minus their underage band members, decided to head-out to try their look at the famous London nightspot.

And with security this tight there was no chance the young ‘uns would have sneaked in even if they wanted to!

We just hope that Reece Bibby, 16, and Charlie Jones, 14, found something equally entertaining to do, because they’re both a few years shy of being able to get in on this errr…band-bonding exercise!

It seems like Only The Brave’s parisa Tarhomani and Betsy-Blue also had the same idea, as they were also papped alongside the Stereo Kicks lads looking very happy to be out of their north London base.

 And, it hasn’t just been the contestants making headlines this week as Cheryl wasn’t left the happiest judge on the panel on Sunday night’s show!

But for once it had nothing to do with her acts, and EVERYTHING to do with her ex-husband Ashley.

It appears that the warm-up act, Ian Royce, introduce Chezza by her former surname, Cole, which prompted the singer to take some serious offence, not least because new hubby Jean Bernard was in the audience…awkwaaard!

The Daily Star reported that Ian ‘Roycey’ Royce, while whipping the crowd up into a lively mood, said: Here’s Cheryl Cole everyone.”

Which, of course, did not go down well with the former Mrs. C, who promptly branded him “Ignorant,” after telling him: “That’s not my name.”

Uh-oh! And, if that wasn’t cringe-worthy enough, the stand-up comedian (who has supported the likes of One Direction) tried to make light of the situation, but just dug an even bigger hole for himself!

Roycey apparently tried to style it out and made a few jokes by mispronouncing her new name, but this only fanned the flames of Cheryl’s anger to new heights, as she blasted: “It’s not that hard to pronounce my name phonetically…Fernandez-Versini.”

Obviously the ‘C’ word is a touchy subject, after all Cheryl ditched Roma football player, Ashley, after a string of some ‘extra-marital material’ came into the public sphere.

But, that wasn’t the end of things for the ColeGate scandal, as Cheryle fans took to Twitter and gave Mr. Royce a hard time.

Forcing Roycey to calm things down, and even tweeting to one die-hard Chezzer fan: “I’m the warm up…She is the star..She had every right to “Put me in my place” I did appoligise – I made a mistake.”

But ever the joker, Roycey issued a real CRINGE public apology to Cheryl earlier on today, in which he joked: “I will eat french food for a week and twerk everyday on the hour.”

Oh Ian! *Face Palm*

Let’s just hope Mr. Royce can stay under Cheryl’s radar for his next few appearances on the X Factor.

If we learnt one thing this weekend it has to be, NEVER EVER call Cheryl the ‘C.O.L.E.’ word…even though we all do!

But that wasn’t the end of the drama on the  X Factor.

Yes, our fave talent show has officially become the battle of the egos rather than the battle of the singing talent, with the four judges yet again fighting in front of the contestants’ like rowing parents headed for a divorce.

However, it all came to a head when Cheryl got so fed up with Simon Cowell criticizing her that she claimed to be allergic to him and eventually switched seats with an excitable Louis Walsh.

So, what exactly happened?

The pair started fighting pretty much straight away, with Simon yet again speaking over Chezza as she offered her critique to Simon’s act, Jay James.

Resorting to her new catchphrase of 2014; “It’s MY opinion”, the 31-year-old warned the music mogul that he wasn’t allowed to slag off any of her girls if she wasn’t allowed to criticize his overs.

After taking pieces from eachother all night, Dermot O’Leary pretty much fed Cheryl the bait when they took an interval from performances and he decided to have a good ol’ natter with the judges.

Derm mentioned a story that had hit the headlines this week about a 43-year-old woman called Michelle who is apparently allergic to Simon and has panic attacks and actually VOMITS when she sees/ hears him – and Cheryl immediately retorted that she thinks she has the same condition.


Running with the lolz, Chez asked Mel B to swap seats with her because she didn’t want to sit in her prestigious ‘next-to-Simon-Cowell’ seat anymore, and Mel, who is fast becoming our fave judge, wouldn’t even hear her out.

Cheryl then asked Louis if he fancied swapping and before she had even finished asking the question, an excitable Louis had already jumped up and was turfing Cheryl out of the chair that he has been dreaming of for the past decade.

The Irish judge still managed to quip “At least I’m still next to Mel” as he took his new seat next to Si, and we can’t quite decide if this was a dig at Cheryl or if he is just really, really desperate to make Mel his new sidekick, a la Tulisa and Sharon Osborne.

… Probs a bit of both?

Lou-Lou spent the rest of the night relishing every second in his new seat and we’re not surprised – after all, it’s been a long time coming.

And to be honest, it seemed to do the trick.

Cheryl and Simon bickered no more, with Si instead venting his frustrations onto Louis for the VERY HARSH words he had to say about culling his act, Stereo Kicks, last week.

Which was a fair enough frustration to vent, although we can’t help but think that maybe the chair next to Si is cursed and whoever is unfortunate enough to sit there has to put up with Mr. Cowell whining in their ear all night.

Despite the apparent white flag, bygones were most definitely not bygones with Cheryl continuing to rant about Simon on MazSight after the show.

Captioning the above picture, she wrote: “Yes.. Was one of those nights you can’t tell other judges acts they didn’t perform a song as well as they could or should have then when somebody remotely has an opinion on Simons act he responds with “it’s not an acting completion ” Don’t give it if you can’t take it ! Right.”

MEOW, the claws are officially out.

But we genuinely hope the young X Factor contestants had a good night out on the tiles, as all they seem to do is slog their guts out to get through the show.

But at the same time we kind of want to see some embarrasing drunk selfies come out of the wood work – like not awful guys just LOL-tastic ok – so maybe we’ll see some soon!

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