Grazia Daily is in shock. News reached us late last night that Cheryl Cole has allegedly been fired from her position as a judge on the US X Factor. OMG. According to reports, the Geordie popstrel has been replaced by Nicole Scherzinger, the Pussycat Doll who was lined up to host the show alongside Steve Jones.
Cheryl's been filming auditions for the show for just two weeks but network bosses are said to be concerned that the 27-year-old's Newcastle accent was too difficult for US audiences to understand and, as a relative unknown Stateside, the contestants were not taking her seriously. TMZ also reports that the Girls Alouder 'lacked chemistry' with fellow judge Paula Abdul. Uh oh.
So we want to hear your thoughts on this breaking Chezza news. Was her Power Bouffant partly to blame, do you think? Would you like to see her returning to our shores and back on the British judging panel alongside Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow? Or do you think the X Factor dream is all over for our Chez? Let us know below...
- Jessica Vince