British singer Cheryl Cole will not be appearing on any version of X Factor after being allegedly sacked from the U.S. version and missing out on the U.K. version as well.
Reports last week claimed former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole had been dumped from the U.S. version of X-Factor on Fox, possibly because of her strong accent which might be hard for American viewers to understand. Cole is reportedly very angry over being ditched, especially since she ‘trusted Simon [Cowell]’.
“I had so many reservations. But he pushed me into doing it,” News of the World claims Cole said about doing the U.S. X Factor. “And then he didn’t even give me a chance to prove myself. I was gone after four days. I’ve been used.”
Of course, we all know how reliable News of the World is… but still, we’re betting Cole is pretty pissed over the whole thing. Especially since her name did not show up on the roster for the U.K. version of the show either. Cole had reportedly been offered an “olive branch” to return to the British edition of the show. Rumor claims she was insulted by the offer afterÂ being booted from the U.S. versionÂ but we don’t know if she just refused it or they took back the offer after she got nasty about it.
Producers of both version’s of the show have refused to comment about Cole. In the U.S., former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger is set to replace Cole to sit alongside Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. In the British version, Take That lead singer Gary Barlow, hip hop singer Tulisa Contostavlos and Destiny’s Child founding member Kelly Rowland will join music producer Louis Walsh.