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Fergie's Footwear Crisis Solved!

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Fergie may be battling a marital storm back home, but it was an emergency of an entirely different kind that she faced in the U.K. on Sunday. While prepping for a performance with her band, The Black Eyed Peas, on the top-rated singing contest show X Factor, the singer narrowly escaped a footwear fiasco — with a little help from the American Idol-like show’s stylish judge, Cheryl Cole. “I had a last minute crisis,” Fergie revealed after a performance of “Meet Me Halfway,” before hitching up the hem of her nude gown to reveal shining platforms, smiling at Cole and saying, “So thank you for letting me borrow your shoes.” Considering that Fergie has her own footwear line, shoes are one thing we’d never have imagined that she’d be in short supply of! Tell us: Would you lend a friend your footwear? –Simon Perry