Cheryl Fernandez-Versini fumes after being called Cole

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was left fuming when she was referred to by her former surname ahead of The X Factor results show on Sunday night.

The X Factor judge called warm-up host Ian Royce ignorant for calling her by her old married name in front of the studio audience and her new husband Jean-Bernard.

According to the Daily Star, Cheryl sternly said to Royce “it’s not hard to pronounce my name phonetically” after he tried to joke about her lengthy new title.

The Sun claims Cheryl said “it wasn’t hard to say unless you were arrogant and had no common sense.”

It wasn’t long before the warm-up guy was receiving a barrage of abuse from Cheryl’s fans on Twitter, forcing him to tweet: I love @CherylOfficial She stands up for what she believes in and speaks her mind for what she holds true. I respect and admire that.

‘I’m getting destroyed on twitter by the @CherylOfficial fans… I got the name wrong…I apologised. Let’s all move on.

He then tweeted a user directly saying: I’m the warm up…She is the star..She had every right to “Put me in my place” I did apologise – I made a mistake.

Cheryl divorced footballer Ashley Cole in 2010, however she did continue to use his surname until she re-married earlier this year.