Thursday 26 May 2011, 11:06 | By CMU Editorial
Cheryl Cole seemingly off X-Factor USA
So, according to TMZ, Cheryl Cole’s big move to the USA is over. The gossip site reckons she is to be axed as a judge on ‘X-Factor USA’, with Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, who was set to co-host the American version of the talent show, now set to take her place as a judge.
Reasons given by different media for Cole’s sudden departure from the show, which has only just gone into production, include that she was homesick, that she didn’t “gel” with fellow judge Paula Abdul, and that test audiences just couldn’t understand that funny accent of hers.
Whether this will mean a return for Cheryl to the UK version of the programme remains to be seen – ITV bosses will probably be pleased if it does, insiders there have expressed concerns that three judges were set to be replaced in one go.