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Is Chezza Returning To UK X Factor To Take Over For Simon?

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We're beginning to doubt that we'll ever know what exactly went on behind the scenes!

There are a VARIETY of conflicting reports regarding Cheryl Cole's alleged firing from the US version of The X Factor, and apparently, the pop star's mother, Joan Callaghan, has her own interpretation of events, and has reportedly been telling her friends that the real reason is because Simon Cowell needed her to return the UK version of the show to take charge, so she was paid off to do exactly that!

A source close to Joan says:

'Cheryl has been paid off to come back to the UK to sort out the show. Simon told her Tulisa just wasn't strong enough. The deal is she will be seen as the head judge, even above Gary Barlow.'

However, ANOTHER source has a very different version of events, and counters:

She is completely shocked and stunned. She never saw this coming at all. The fact that Simon didn't tell her in person hurt. She never thought he would do that to her.'

And, of course, an insider on Cowell's team asserts:

'Cheryl can hardly say this was a total shock. She actually knew about it three days ago. Simon told her in person at his house that it wasn't working and that he was under so much pressure to release her. She knows she has been nervous in her performances and TV execs were privately concerned.'

Like we said: who the hell knows?!

This whole thing is SUCH a mess!

Such a shame! We were looking forward to the US getting know our Chezza!

All we can do is wait for an official announcement and see how they try and explain this whole clusterfuck!

What do U think actually happened?

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24 comments to “Is Chezza Returning To UK X Factor To Take Over For Simon?”

  1. 1

    I'm convined the whole thing is a publicity stunt!! She was never going to be a US judge anyway. Just think, how unlikely is it that Nicole Sherzinger can HOST a show like the x factor, with no previous presenting experience. Nicole was never going to the host, she was always going to be on the judging panel. Cheryl was never going to be a Judge, she just gets a better UK contract.

  2. 2

    who fucking cares what happened, another gay ass talent show is the last thing we need.

  3. 3

    ….Perez fabricating stories again….. The only thing everyone knows for sure is that they're has been no OFFICIAL statement whatsoever (everything is hearsay)!!! USA X Factor is just going to be exactly the same as american idol….i am glad the UK one is unique in its own right!!!! Randy = L.A (record producers) and Paula and Simon! As for Nicole ahaha, i think the UK public will turn on her which is a shame considering her songs and album were doing relatively well over here. Your free to nicole USA we nearly got stuck with her she was shit last year on the UK X Factor. Also under no circumstances should Cheryl Accept the UK X Factor job offer or unless it is over 4.5 Million POUND!!!!

  4. 4

    Even though Cheryl is not a good singer (being honest here guys - seen her in concert 3 times), she does have charisma and knows exactly how the competition works for the contestants. She would also have been a beacon for the "lower class" competitors as she has made her way from a working class background to being the UK's fave gal. I think that the US are going to miss out big time. It's a shame for both sides. The rumours about her accent being the problem are crazy. Do the tv execs really underestimate middle america that badly?

  5. 5

    I'm sorry, but if she was indeed fired, then they did this girl so freaking dirty! Why bring her all the way here, gas her up into thinking she has the spot and then just fire her like that? Its so wrong, but that Hollywood for you. They don't give a damn about anything but the bottom line and that's money.Whatever the reason was, it wasn't good enough to treat somebody like that. How humiliating for Cheryl. If they are just going to kiss her off like that then the least they can do is let her release her records and videos stateside. This girl needs to have a chance here in America to make it big and I know she can do it.

  6. 6

    i actually don't think it's a publicity stunt. cheryl always wanted to make it big in the us and this was her chance. and nicole is gonna be hated in the uk after this and maybe even cheryl, because she left the show and then came back, because she didn't have a better option. i actually think they fired her because of paula. and if so, that's just cruel, they could destroy her career. yeah, she's talentless and only famous because of her looks, but still… it sucks. i really hope she turns down the uk offer(no matter how much money they put on the table) and stay the hell away from X factor and simon. they deserve this

  7. 7

    Aww I was looking forward to Tulisa being a judge.

  8. 8

    I doubt she would go back after this humiliation.Re: UK Mission – They would have denied it by now…

  9. 9

    I still don't know who this chick is…

  10. 10

    Why is she important again??

  11. 11

    Theres a legal contract right? They all have to sign one?? They could get rid of her after the first year if the US audience didn't take to her as a judge( Thats what we was told). So surely they cannot just fire her mid series without having to buy her out of the contract or something…..Unless she was in it all along!!!!! I really wouldn't be surprised if a mega deal comes her way for UK X Factor and i mean a deal we rarely see in the UK when it comes to TV Personalities. She will make a lot of money from it either way Re: Black Swan – Yes sorry, im refering to the Reason.

  12. 12

    I'm kind of insulted that the producers find her accent difficult to understand. Maybe it would be good for us to hear a different British accent for once. Plus, her accent is quite easy to understand, just different for Americans.

  13. 13

    This was just a blatant attempt to get X-Factor in headlines. I mean of course it all happens the week of the Idol finale. Simon the douchebag knows how to work the tabloids.

    I hope this show tanks. Nicole Scherzinger? No thanks.

  14. zooby says – reply to this


    Yeah, I doubt this was a publicity stunt as well. Poor Cheryl. I'd be furious and would definitely never work with Simon again. She seemed so excited to be in America. Imagine moving, planning everything out, buying the stuff you need, etc. and then be fired and ordered back to where you moved from just like that? Damnnnn. They should've been more organized.

  15. 15

    I've heard it was a publicity stunt, cause coincidentally her getting fired was announced on the very same day as the American Idol finale so maybe it was done to attract attention/controversy to this new show, X Factor. Its just to much coincidence that X Factor made headlines the day of the AI finale.

    On the other hand, the Fox execs never wanted her in the first place, if they ever agreed to sing her it was cause of Simon's insistance. They always wanted Nicole or someo ther famous established singer as judge, which is logical. They were just smart to make the announcement the day of the AI finale.

  16. 16

    Who cares, she doesn't have any talent, she can't actually sing and she her voice needs to be digitally enhanced and its still AWFUL. She even lip synches! Sick of hearing about this overrated chav. And why the hell has Perez done a 180 from "She's a nobody" to "Such a shame! We were looking forward to the US getting know our Chezza!" - make up your mind! Seems like he's been manipulated by Simon's PR machine.

  17. 17

    I have to admit, Now that Cheryl is gone from the US X factor i'm not sure if i want to tune in and watch the show. The other judges are predictable, we know what to expect from simon and paula AND Nicole. LA Reid, well his an exective so i picture him like Randy/Kara DioGuardi but Cheryl was different. I thought she was going to bring something fresh to the table. Her accent was definitely going to be fun and interesting to watch. I'm not sure if FOX did the right thing by letting her go. Although i don't think this will be the end for her in America since Will I.Am is her manager here in the states, plus i heard she's been offer movie roles already but she didnt want to take them because of her commitment with US X Factor. Don't really know much of the girl but i do wish her the best. Things happen for a reason, her fate is taking her else where.

  18. 18

    Re: popmusicfan – trust me, everyone over here says she's incredibly predictable and boring. Nothing new or different about her at all except maybe the accent for the Americans. She has the "nicey-nice" approach *yawn*

  19. 19

    Shes still getting the 1.2million And shes looking for a further 2million to do the Uk version. How can you guys feel sorry for her? This is why they call her Greedy Tweedy.

  20. 20

    NO fucking way! Nobody wants you Cheryl

  21. 21

    Didnt i sasy she would make loads of money of it ahaha……She gets to keep her 1.2 million pound for US Faxtor which works out as £300,000 a day for the work she did aHAHA. and now she has refused to go back to UK X Factor or unless her 1million pound contract is doubled which it will be!!!Re: Mrs Cloudatlas – Not being funny but i would ask for more considering the humiliation…..Obviously youve not seen how much hard work shes done to get this role!!! Nevermind sacking her british team for a team that has more experience overseas!!!

  22. 22

    I still don't understand how she was allowed to work in USA considering her conviction for assault 8 years ago.

  23. 23

    Re: UK Mission – Humiliation? This is an abolute scam cooked up by Simon to get Cheryl the top seat on UK x factor for the biggest amount of money possible. The proof will be if she ends up back on uk xfactor. Then we will all know that ITV have been royally stitched up!

  24. 24

    Thanks GOD that she's off the UK X Factor and hopefully remains in hiding. I bet Jordan and Kerry C will be over the moon LOL! 70% UK viewers don't want her back so sorry to all chav Cheryl Tweedy blind/deaf fans.