Cheryl axed from US X Factor?

Cheryl Cole is believed to have been sensationally sacked from the U.S. X Factor before the show has even hit TV screens.
Cole, 27, only started filming two weeks ago.

But according to reports in America, she has been replaced as a judge by Nicole Scherzinger, who had been due to be a co-host on the series.

Chery arriving at 1st set of auditions in the US

Last night sources said Cole was dropped from the judging panel because producers were concerned her Geordie accent would be too difficult for an American audience to understand.

She was also said to ‘lack chemistry’ with fellow judge Paula Abdul, according to U.S. gossip website TMZ.
And Fox are said to be ‘not too thrilled’ with the overall chemistry between the four judges.

A source told ‘She isn’t on the show anymore. Everyone is gobsmacked. This came out of nowhere.
‘She had already been tested countless times. Simon had nothing to do with it. This is the network’s doing.’

There were suggestions last night that TV executives now want Cole to return to the British version of the show.
However, Cole is said to be ‘royally p****d off’ about how the situation has been handled, so much so that she is considering severing all ties with the show.

According to The Sun, Cole had been unsure about her future Stateside because she was too homesick to relocate to Los Angeles.
A source told the newspaper: ‘It hasn’t worked out. She’s homesick and wants to return to the UK.

‘She’s had enough. Whether she ends up back on UK X Factor is open to speculation.’
Cole previously admitted to being daunted at the ‘really scary’ prospect of breaking America and to having doubts about the move.

She told Fearne Cotton last year: ‘It’s kind of really scary, you know? Why would they give a beep what I thought?

Nicole was a huge hit at UK auditions of X Factor

Success: Nicole went down well with the public when she acted as guest judge last year
‘I think I always feel like that. They don’t know me out there and I’ve got this weird accent and they’d be a bit like, “what?”.’
Scherzinger, 32, the girlfriend of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, was formerly in U.S. pop band Pussycat Dolls.
She will join Simon Cowell, record boss LA Reid and Miss Abdul on the panel.
The show is not due to hit TV screens until September, but in recent weeks the judges have been auditioning hopefuls. Cities so far visited included New York and Chicago.

A spokesman for the show also declined to comment on Cole’s position. But if her axing is confirmed, it marks a humiliation for the star.

She had decided to put all her energy into making it in the U.S., and quit her role as a judge on the British version of the show to help the American launch.

So what do you think?  Do you want to see Cheryl return to UK version of X Factor?

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