Cheryl Cole was dropped from the judging panel on ‘X-Factor’ and has been replaced by ‘Pussycat Dolls’ singer Nicole Scherzinger.
Sources say Cheryl was sent packing because producers thought her English accent was too thick, and would be difficult for Americans to understand. But that wasn’t the only problem.
There were other issues too — we’re told Cheryl and fellow judge Paula Abdul had a “lack of chemistry” … and Cheryl was more expendable.
Producers now want Cheryl to return to the UK version of the show — but according to sources, Cheryl’s royally pissed over how this situation was handled … and may sever ties with “X-Factor” entirely.
With Cheryl out, Steve Jones will be the only host on the show — which debuts in September — while Nicole Scherzinger fills the open seat on the judging panel.
Calls to Simon Cowell still haven’t been returned.