Is a big chunk of the cash for damage to her reputation?

Eve Myles stars in the new BBC series Keeping Faith'  Picture: BBC Wales

SEAN BLACKMAN: Keeping the faith

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I bet Simon Cowell was left red-faced this week. According to reports, Cheryl Cole has finally received a monumental payout from the US production company who allegedly made the decision to fire her from the US X Factor.

Although it’s not been confirmed how much she received, I’ve heard tell she requested £1.4m and my guessing is our Chezza wouldn’t have settled for a whole lost less than she originally asked for.

So why did she think she deserved £1.4m? After all she was only on the show for three weeks before being axed.

Well, my guess is a big chunk of that has got to be for damage to her reputation.

Because, let’s face it, it was rather cringe-worthy wasn’t it?