Friday 24 June 2011, 12:19 | By

Scherzinger responds to former manager’s X claims

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Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger has denied claims made be her former manager that bosses at ‘X-Factor USA’ always intended the former Pussycat Doll to be a judge on the show, and that they initially brought in Cheryl Cole as a publicity stunt, always intending to axe her.

Officially Scherzinger was originally recruited to co-host the US version of the programme, but was moved onto the judging panel after Cole was cut from the show. But the singer’s ex-manager Jeff Haddad recently claimed Scherzinger was always going to judge, but had to wait on the sidelines why show bosses went through with the Cheryl Cole escapade.

But speaking on US radio show ‘Kidd Kraddick In The Morning’ this week, Scherzinger said Haddad had never been involved in her talks with ‘X’ chiefs, who didn’t even know who he was, and that everything he said about Cole was untrue.

Scherzinger: “I was very hurt by that [claim]. But it goes to show how much he doesn’t know. The people at [show producers] Fremantle, and all the powers that be, have no idea who he is, because he was never involved”.

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