"Cheryl's been through a very tough time, so I went to her dressing room on the first day of filming to introduce myself and wish her luck," British tabloid The Sun quoted her as saying. "She was so nervous - her hands were shaking," she said. Cole, 25, who replaces Sharon Osbourne on the judges' panel of the new series of the ITV1 hit, which kicks off on August 16, had in the past made a rude comment about Minogue.
"I think she should get all her plastic surgery reduced. She doesn't look natural. I don't think men find her attractive," she had said. Minogue, however, has apparently forgiven Cole for her comment. "It's true that Girls Aloud have said some unfortunate things about me, but you can't hold on to things like that," she said. "I barely know Cheryl yet," she added.