Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has opened up her Instagram account to fans once more, just two weeks after making her profile private in a bid to block internet trolls. The 32-year-old, who has spoken about people "body shaming" her recently, used her return to the social media site to promote the upcoming X Factor judges' houses auditions.
Sharing a photo of herself sat on a sofa with her guest judge Jess Glynne, Cheryl wrote: "Tune in to #xfactor on Saturday to watch my lovely guest judge @JessGlynne & I making some really tough decisions at #judgeshouses."
Cheryl returned to Instagram with a photo of herself and Jess Glynne
Cheryl hadn't posted a photo on Instagram for over a week, and was clearly missed by her fans judging by their comments on the photo. "Please don't disappear on us again. I think the whole fanbase suffered withdrawal symptoms," one fan wrote, while another commented: "We've missed you, so good to have you back."
Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl made her Instagram page private earlier in October, meaning she had to approve people if they wanted to follow her and thus preventing random people from posting rude comments on her photos.
Fans visiting Cheryl's page were faced with a message explaining: "If you're a negative person swerve, you have no place on my page. Don't waste your time. Good vibes only."
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Cheryl previously made her Instagram account private to block negative comments
Cheryl's changed privacy controls came after she was left increasingly frustrated by comments about her slimmed-down figure, both on the social networking site and in the media. The 32-year-old hit back after one Instagram troll made an unkind comment in July, writing: "I am so sick and tired of it being ok to call somebody too thin or 'a bag of bones'! I would never dream of calling somebody too fat and that they should maybe cut down on their food intake? What is the difference?"
The singer revealed that she had lost weight because she was grieving after the death of her father-in-law, and has since insisted she is perfectly "well and happy", but feels upset by the "double standards" when it comes to talking about somebody's weight and judging what is unhealthy.
"It's crazy double standards," she told InStyle. "You'd never be allowed to say to somebody, 'Oh, you look a bit fat'. And being overweight is unhealthy – it's actually a bad message to tell someone who is obese that they look 'curvy' or 'great'."
She added: "But you know what? After this length of time, there's nothing I can hear about myself that I haven't already heard."