Cheryl Cole makes her TV comeback with a stint on Rihanna's fashion show
Friday 03 August 2012
A television comeback is on the cards for Cheryl Cole, and what better way for the northern beauty to get back into it than a new fashion show produced by Rihanna.
Both 29-year-old Cheryl, and singer Katy Perry will be guest-starring in Styled to Rock – the programme billed as a search for the next big design star.
The former X Factor judge, who is no stranger to fashion, will be joining her Girls Aloud band mate, Nicola Roberts, a mentor on the show. Other mentors will be British designer Henry Holland and stylist Lysa Cooper.
If Cheryl and Katy weren’t enough to introduce music stars to the fashion world, The Scissor Sisters, The Saturdays, Pixie Lott, Rizzle Kicks, TinchyStryder, Little Mix, Katy B, and Little Boots, are all set to appear.
Twelve hopefuls, selected by singer Rihanna, will be battling it out to get a chance to design a unique stage outfit for her London concert.
Each guest artist will set a challenge for the contestants to create outfits they can wear at a variety of important occasions, including a multitude of live performances, shoots and high-profile events.
A spokesman said: ‘There’s no room for mistakes – these are very real briefs – no musical artist wants a fashion disaster on their hands in front of merciless photographers and harsh fashion critics.
‘Styled To Rock will celebrate the extraordinary talent and creativity in the British fashion scene, and search for the next generation of Britain’s most promising fashion designers.’
As executive producer on the programme, Rihanna will appear throughout the series to give advice and critique the work. Nicola, who is often seen on the front row at shows at London Fashion Week, was chosen to appear on the showbecause of their mutual love of clothes.
The Girls Aloud star said: ‘Rihanna couldn’t have been more lovely, she’s a real laugh. We all hit it off and had so much fun.'
'She’s truly original. She portrays what she wants to portray through her clothes, and it changes all the time. And that’s something I try to do.'
Unfortunately, Cheryl won’t be back on our screens for long as she claimed she will be focusing more on her music career rather than television after a disastrous turn on The American X Factor.
She was dropped after just four days work and refused offers to return to the UK version, on which she became a household name in her own right.
She said in a recent interview: ‘The music always played second fiddle to everything else in my life. So this time it's great to have the music as mynumber one priority.
Asked if she would consider returning to The X Factor she said: ‘No. I just wouldn't. The next year is mapped out. It's all about the music; I'm not interested in anything else. I want to concentrate only on that.’
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