But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Chezza is out as a judge! And now Nicole Scherzinger is taking her place!
In a surprise move, Cheryl Cole was axed from the U.S. version of X Factor, it was reported on Thursday.
Scherzinger, who was originally supposed to be a co-host on the show, will now be replacing Cole on the judge's panel.
So why is Cheryl out???
Her accent is partly to blame! Producers feared her thick Geordie (British) accent would be too hard for mainstream American audiences to understand. Plus, there were other issues too, such as a "lack of chemistry" with fellow judge Paula Abdul.
So, Cole got the boot!
Does this mean Cheryl will return to her role as a judge on the U.K. version of X Factor????
Producers wants Cheryl back in England, but she's understandably miffed by being fired and may want nothing to do with X Factor anymore!
Oh the drama!!!
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