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Cher Lloyd Cheered On

Cher Lloyd Cheered On - She may be Cheryl Cole's ‘cup of tea with two sugars', but Cher Lloyd's seen as a meal ticket
for her parents.

Friends of the 17-year-old X Factor star say she's really feeling the weight of mum Dina and dad Darren's expectations.

‘Money's always been tight for Cher's family,' reveals a source.

‘She used to live in a caravan with her parents, brother Josh and sisters Sophie and Rosie.

'For years she was taunted at school for being a "pikey" and a "gypo".'

Although they now live in a four-bedroom terraced house in Malvern, Cher's promised to buy her parents a new house if she makes it big.

However, X Factor insiders tell Now the pressure to succeed may be too much.

‘She should be concentrating on her sound, image and career,' says a source.

‘Her parents want the best for her, of course, but they're always telling her to work harder because a record deal would make such a difference to their lives.'

Last month, there were reports that her unemployed dad Darren, 43, had been flogging pictures of his daughter in her bedroom for £25 each.

‘We have up for grabs one of Cher's photos, signed by Cher. There are only 20 of these,' he wrote on the Ebay listing.

Cher Lloyd Cheered On


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