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    Posted: 26 May 2011 at 00:40

Cheryl Cole 'SACKED from X Factor USA... and replaced by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger'

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Last updated at 12:20 AM on 26th May 2011

Cheryl Cole has been sacked from the U.S. version of the X Factor and replaced by former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, it has been claimed.

Scherzinger will now sit in the British singer's place on the judging panel, alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul, reportsU.S. website TMZ.

The 32-year-old had been due to co-host the show with British presenter Steve Jones when it launches in September.

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Replaced: Cheryl Cole has been sacked from the U.S. version of X Factor, with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger taking her place

Despite her success in Europe with her band Girls Aloud, Cole, 27, remains an unknown in the U.S.

There had been concerns her strong Geordie accent would be difficult for the American audience to understand, but Cole had dismissed this.

She has already sat in on auditions in Los Angeles and Chicago, telling the audience 'You might have to bear with me on the accent.'

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Experienced: Scherzinger had previously replaced Cole on the UK X Factor when she was seriously ill with malaria

Just last week Cowell appeared confident that America was embracing his protégé, who quit her job on the British X Factor panel to make her name Stateside. 

'The audience seemed to warm to Cheryl,' he said. 'No problems with the understanding, from what we’ve heard.'

Although Cheryl had secured a £1.2million-a-year contract to appear on the U.S. X Factor, producers included a get-out clause so they could drop her after the first series if she failed to win over viewers. 

The news will come as a blow to Cole, who had hinted she was considering making the U.S. her permanent home following her high-profile divorce from footballer Ashley Cole last year.

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The big reveal: Steve Jones, Scherzinger, L.A Reid, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Cole pose as they prepare to record the first audition show last month

When asked if she was considering buying a home in Los Angeles she told the MailOnline last month: ‘Watch this space.’

One person who will not be surprised is Sharon Osbourne.

When Cole's role on the show was announced the former UK X Factor judge said: 'Cheryl’s perfect for England - she’s the nation’s sweetheart and they absolutely love her.

'But over here it’s Nicole’s town. You have to think of the audience and most of them would never have heard of Girls Aloud. 

'Nicole’s great TV, has a huge following here in the States and people absolutely love her. Plus she’s beautiful and talented.'

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Delighted: Scherzinger leaves Los Angeles airport LAX yesterday with a wide smile on her face

This will not be the first time Scherzinger, the girlfriend of British racing driver Lewis Hamilton, has worked as an X Factor judge.

She was brought in to replace Dannii Minogue on the UK X Factor last year while the Australian singer was on maternity leave.

Cowell then brought Scherzinger back onto the UK X Factor judging panel to replace Cole when she was seriously ill with malaria last year.

At the time there were press reports that Cole was furious with the decision and even texted Simon asking: ‘Why did you get her?’

Calls to the U.S. X Factor were not returned.



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Cheryl Cole 'axed' from US X Factor

Reports claim Girls Aloud star will be replaced by former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger

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Cheryl Cole ... there had been concerns how American viewers would take to Cole’s Geordie accent. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

It was supposed to be Cheryl Cole's big US break. But the Girls Aloud star has reportedly been dropped as a judge on the stateside version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor just weeks into the filming of the new show.

Cole's switch from the UK to the US version of The X Factor was the subject of months of tabloid speculation and was only confirmed by Cowell earlier this month.

She will now be replaced according to US showbiz gossip website TMZ, which reported that she was homesick and claims that there was a "lack of chemistry" with fellow X Factor judge Paula Abdul. There had also been concerns how American viewers would take to Cole's Geordie accent.

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, who had been lined up to present the US version of the talent show with Steve Jones, is favourite to replace Cole.

Cole's departure is a blow to Cowell, who quit rival Simon Fuller's American Idol to launch The X Factor on Rupert Murdoch's Fox.

Her return to the UK will spark speculation whether she will continue with her role as a judge on the ITV1 version of the show.

Filming on the US X Factor began earlier this month and is due to debut on Fox in September.

A source on the show told the Sun: "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."

Announcing her role as a judge on the show earlier this month, Cowell had said he was "thrilled" for Cole who he said was "massively excited".

Fox's president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell had said: Cheryl Cole has the whole X Factor package ... Cheryl's charm and chemistry with Simon have been a key part of the overwhelming success of The X Factor in the UK, and we can't wait to welcome her to the US on our air."

Representatives of Cole and the US X Factor's production team were not immediately available for comment.



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oh god, it means she's coming back here to Ashley!!
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