Poor Cheryl. One minute you're the Nation's Sweetheart, flying the flag for Britain on what will become one of the biggest shows in America. The next, you've not got a job on either. Poor, poor Cheryl, after all she's been through.
Or so we are supposed to think. I'm sorry, but we all know the orchestration that goes behind Simon "The Puppet Master" Cowell's shows. As he knows, all publicity is good publicity. He drums up interest in his latest project, while Cheryl - dear Cheryl - gets to play her (or her PR's) favourite role: the victim.