Cheryl Cole to soften accent

February 25th, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole is taking elocution lessons in preparation for the US version of TV show “The X Factor” as the programme could be fined if audiences don’t understand her.The 27-year-old beauty, who hails from Newcastle in Britain, is set for a judging role on the new show but has been ordered by US network Fox to soften her strong regional accent and drop certain phrases that audiences won’t understand, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“If audiences and contestants can’t understand her it is actually a regulatory offence,” said a source.

“Cheryl will be told not to use the word ‘babe’ to describe a pretty girl. Other key words she’s being taught include saying ‘pants’ and not ‘trousers’, ‘butt’ not ‘bum’ and ‘cookies’ not ‘biscuits’,” he added.

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