Cheryl Cole "Ordered" To Quit Smoking
The star has been advised to give up the ciggies in order to break the US...
Cheryl Colehas allegedly been told to stop smoking in order for her to crack America.
According to The Sun, the Girls Aloudstar - who The X Factor USA - has been advised by her vocal coach to quit the ciggies.
It is thought that Chezza's 20-a-day habit is preventing her voice from responding to the elocution lessons she has been taking in LA, but the Fight For This Love hitmaker is said to have refused to give up for good.
An insider told the tabloid: "Cheryl's teacher has advised her to stop smoking. But she says the move to LA and X Factor job is stressful enough without having to try and quit the cigs on top."
They added: "Voice coaches are determined to make her sound more American but in a natural way. Basically just so she can be understood."
Cole has previously expressed her desire to stub out the cigarettes, admitting that she has failed to quit in the past. The 27-year old said last year: "I miss smoking when I stop. It's not cool to say so, but I do."
When it comes to her Geordie accent, The Flood singer recently told Glamour magazine that she has started to "change" the way she speaks in the US.
She explained: "I kind of have to change the way I speak. I used to hear British people and think, 'Ugh, why are you saying "take out the trash?"' But I had this thing the other day because I'd said 'quarter past one' and they didn't get it. They don't say 'quarter past' or 'half past', they say '1.15.'"
Chezza also appears to be adapting to life across the pond, with the star telling the publication that she feels "more alive" in Los Angeles.
She explained: "I found it a bit overwhelming when I first came here. Everything's a bit spread out and you have to drive everywhere. Also, the mentality is really different. It takes a little while to adapt."
"London is still home though, and I haven't set down roots here. LA is mainly for work and recording. But just to have the sunshine, it makes you feel alive. Everyone is a bit more relaxed here too. They just throw on shorts and shirts."
Cole added: "Nobody really cares that much about how they look because the sun makes you feel so relaxed. You feel a bit out of place to be too put together, but being from England it's in me naturally to want to dress up a little bit."