If you were anything like me you were holding your breath the whole time Cheryl Cole walked down the stairs on Saturday night’s X Factor.

The stunning Zuhair Murad Fall 2009 Couture strapless mermaid dress was so snug she could barely walk in it, and had to hold onto Simon for dear life as she manoeuvred the stairs.

The white gown with the black paillettes was heavenly, but I couldn’t help but wish she had worn her hair in a sleek up do.

How she sat in this dress is a beyond me.

I wasn’t totally crazy about Sunday night’s dress, mostly because it was hard to see any of the details on her stunning black strapless Georges Chakra Spring 2009 Couture gown.

What I could just about make out was that the skirt of the gown was sheer from mid-thigh to the hem.

I loved Cheryl and Joe’s reaction when they won. They so deserved it.

The only downside on the night was Rachel Adedeji who made a total show of herself grabbing the mic off Joe mid song a la Kanye West.

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