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    Posted: 26 May 2011 at 15:11

Why was Cheryl Cole fired?

Catherine Gee considers why Cheryl Cole has already been fired from the US X Factor.

Cheryl Cole as a judge on the UK X Factor  Photo: Rex

By Catherine Gee 12:37PM BST 26 May 2011


It’s been 21 days since Simon Cowell’s production company hired Cheryl Cole for the US X Factor. She landed in the US a mere eight days ago and already she’s been fired and replaced by a Pussycat Doll.

How could the Americans do this to our national heroine? Was it her hair (too large)? Her voice (too Geordie)? Her personality (too boring)? She should have been adored. They adore Rihanna, another bad relationship survivor; she was surely on the path to greatness. But somehow, Cole just didn’t charm them.

The big reason being mooted – though the producers are staying stoically silent on the matter so far – is that thick Newcastle accent that we Brits seem to love so. Apparently the contestants were struggling to understand her. Mostly likely, they’d never even heard of Newcastle, let alone heard a Geordie in full flow.

After all, this is a country which regularly refers to a “British accent”, presumably using either Surrey well-to-do RP or working-class cockney as their reference. But of course there’s no such thing as a British accent, considering that the United Kingdom includes Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester, Cornwall, Birmingham and, well, everywhere else. For a relatively small country, the UK really has fostered a diverse collection of dialects – and many of those across the Atlantic are seemingly clueless about its geography.

Americans also seem to love sassy, noisy women. The type who yell things like “sista” and invite those they don’t like to “talk to tha hand” (think Tyra Banks and, erm, Nicole Scherzinger, Cole's replacement). Cole, on the other hand, tends to sit there demurely, crying at the appropriate times, and grinning broadly at a nervous singer when needed. She doesn’t posture or shout. Perhaps she just seems too dull for American viewers as a result.

Either way, Cole is now forced to trundle back to Britain with an embarrassing Geordie albatross around her neck. The UK X Factor is willing to welcome her back with open arms but will her bruised ego take it?

In an ideal world she’d tell them to get stuffed and stomp off to star in something bigger, except for one small problem. At the moment, the only place to find a TV series bigger than the British X Factor is... America.

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Who cares anyway
She's probably laughing all the way to the bank, no doubt having her fee paid to her by Simon first!!!!!
last laughs on her!!!!!!!
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