It's official. The powers that be from FOX and Fremantlemedia have spoken:
Chezza is out, Nicole IN!
The network released an official statement this morning confirming that Cheryl Cole will NOT be on the judging panel for the American version of The X Factor. Their statement reads:
"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 dollar 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."
The deed is done! Congratulations for Nicole on the promotion!
And Cheryl girl, we don't know what happened, but we don't think you should lose too much sleep over this. Sure, this could've established you stateside, but there are so many more opportunities for you out there. Go get'em!
[Image via WENN.]