£48 million mansion where Cheryl made X Factor comeback set to be demolished

Chris Edwards
Contributor
Cheryl says she’s done with men (PA Images)

The £48 million X Factor mansion where Cheryl made her return to television after the birth of her son Bear is set to be demolished.

The French chateau, which also provided the setting for Sky Atlantic drama Riviera, will be torn down after a court ruled it had been built illegally.

Chateau Diter is located between Monaco and Cannes in the South of France and is where Cheryl made her dramatic comeback to The X Factor after taking nine months out for her pregnancy in 2017.

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After welcoming her son Bear with former One Direction member Liam Payne, Cheryl made few public appearance. In July 2018, the couple announced that they had split up, having spent two years together.

Cheryl joined Simon Cowell at the mansion for ‘Judges Houses’, where she helped him pick which of his acts to send through to the live shows of the competition.

However, the property’s owner Patrick Diter has now been told he has 18 months to tear down the building, after the courts ruled that the initial building permit had been obtained fraudulently in 2006.

Cheryl joined Simon Cowell at the mansion to help him pick his acts to send through to the live shows

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The demolition order comes after a 14-year legal battle between Diter and his neighbours, British millionaires Stephen and Caroline Butt.

The Telegraph reported that the couple, along with their other French neighbours, were appalled by the incredibly loud parties that took place at the chateau.

The report adds that Diter turned the mansion into an ‘event centre’ with 130 speakers and room for 2000 guests.

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Speaking about the ruling to demolish the building, Mrs Butt told The Telegraph that she was “delighted” and that she hoped it would bring an end to Diter’s “construction frenzy”.