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It's Official: Cheryl Cole Out, Nicole Scherzinger In as 'X Factor' Judge

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 6th 2011 12:15PM
After weeks of conflicting reports, British pop star Cheryl Cole is officially off Fox's 'The X Factor.' Cole will be replaced by co-host Nicole Scherzinger.

Fox and 'X Factor' producers FremantleMedia and Syco TV released this statement: "Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of 'The X Factor.' Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million recording deal. Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on 'The X Factor' for the UK version of the show in 2010. Steve Jones will act as sole host of 'The X Factor.'"

No reason for Cole's dismissal was given, but speculation has run rampant. Whether she lacked chemistry with her fellow judges, was hard to understand or just couldn't get the visa, one thing is finally clear: Cole is definitely off the reality series.

Cole, known for her time on the UK 'X Factor' and pop group Girls Aloud, won't be rejoining the UK version of the series.

Scherzinger, who was tapped to co-host the series, is no stranger to reality TV -- she was discovered on The WB's talent search 'Popstars' in 2001, served as a judge on NBC's 'The Sing Off' and won her season of 'Dancing With the Stars.'

Click here for more information on Cole's saga with 'The X Factor.'

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Jeremy M. Dayton

Smart move. Anything Nicole Scherzinger is on, I watch!

August 09 2011 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jbaer10314

Aww--poor shallow FOX executives decided Cheryl and Paula wouldn't have the kind of catfights that draw viewers and lead to big ratings. Tsk, tsk...

June 06 2011 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
starshutch

I watched a video of Cheryl Cole talking, and NO, I couldn't understand a word she said, most of the time. She mumbles and does not annunciate at all! I probably wouldnt watch X-factor if I couldn't understand her.

June 06 2011 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

ya know takes a real bunch of assinines to eliminate someone becasuse 'THEY" can't understand her language...they knew before they hired this girl of her accent...what a load of crap...now this girl will probably develop a complex because of her speach......cancel the damn show and get rid of all of them..this way NO-ONE will have to put up with any of them...period.

June 06 2011 at 6:40 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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jbaer10314

Develop a complex? You suggested she KNOWS people don't always understand her accent, so why would she develop a complex? Before you post a message, make sure you don't contradict yourself.

June 06 2011 at 7:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
evestar05

Too many brits

June 06 2011 at 5:35 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Marsha

Nicole???? Please anyone but her!

June 06 2011 at 5:29 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jngall

All I can say is that Cheryl Cole is the most beautiful woman in the world. Simon Cowell is an idiot. And Paula Abdul? Again? Good God!

June 06 2011 at 5:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aerofanz

I don't know either one of them!!

June 06 2011 at 5:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jcaalexander

she did NOT win Dancing witht he stars...2nd place

June 06 2011 at 5:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Krispy

ummm, yes she DID win Dancing with the Stars :)

June 06 2011 at 5:22 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
LINDA

Since Cheryl Cole will not be on the show, I will not be watching it.
BIG MISTAKE BY PRODUCERS!

June 06 2011 at 4:06 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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