X Factor 2010: Ofcom investigating Cheryl Cole’s rant at Wagner Carrilho

The Daily Star today reports that furious viewers have complained to TV regulator Ofcom after Cheryl Cole’s rant at Wagner on Saturday for comments he made to a journalist about her being “from a council estate.”

In case you didn’t see Saturday’s show, after he’d performed, Cheryl said, “I don’t normally have anything constructive to say to you Wagner, but I believe you made some comments this week about me being from a council estate…

“Yes I’m very proud of my roots, and I’m very lucky, but don’t focus on anybody else and how lucky I am, just think about how lucky you are to be on that stage tonight.”

Then later, on the Xtra Factor, Cheryl hinted that there’s a side to Wagner that the public haven’t seen which she dislikes.

However, some viewers contacted Ofcom to claim that Cheryl was trying to turn the public against Wagner and thereby fixing the public vote.

Internet forums and social networking sites immediately filled with messages about her dig at the Brazilian, and one read, “Who does Cheryl Cole think she is? She can’t sing for toffee!”

Another read, “She has been told how wonderful she is for the last two years and assumed everyone would side with her if she attacked Wagner.”

And last night, Wagner claimed that the other contestants are trying to “provoke” him.

He told X magazine, “When they came to insult me in person all they wanted was for me to lose my temper.

“I think what they are expecting, as they can’t physically hurt me, is that I will lose my temper and I will try to physically hurt them.”

What do you think? Was Cheryl wrong to use the show to have a go at him about his remarks to the press?

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