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Simon Cowell Opens Up On The Way Things Ended With Cheryl Cole And What REALLY Happened!

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Two weeks before X Factor started taping, Simon Cowell sensed Cheryl Cole's level of comfort to be rather low.

Cowell tells the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter:

I came to the conclusion that she may not be as comfortable here because I was seeing a different person. She was like Princess Diana when she would walk out in England, and I accepted the fact that people didn’t know her here, but I think it did have an effect on her.

During the second day of work, Cowell had to call Cole up and tell her to raise her game. She was being too quiet for American television.

When Cowell was asked if there was any way she could return to the UK version (through her reps), he managed to secure her a $4mil return.

Unfortunately, Cole never responded.

And they haven't spoke since. Yikes!

Simon wishes things could have turned out differently, but insists he has to do his job:

I wouldn’t be doing my job as a producer if I didn’t do what was right for my shows. I stand by the decisions I’ve made, and I knew the implications when I did it publicly — that I was going to get slaughtered, and I did.

This is actually really sad. They've been close for so long. We hope a reconciliation is in the future for them!

[Image via AP Images.]

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10 comments to “Simon Cowell Opens Up On The Way Things Ended With Cheryl Cole And What REALLY Happened!”

  1. 1

    Why would she want to be an artist if she isnt secure enough of herself when it comes about presenting in front of people?. Its really strange!. Of course you wont be known or very well known outside your born country, but thats what publicity is for and thats part of her job, to make herself being known through her music, act and being part of a music show…… She really wastes opportunities.

  2. 2

    What's up with his eyes?

  3. 3

    simon used her to create drama and publicity for his show,if he was a true friend he wouldve done anything in his power to keep her on the show. her accent wanst a prblem. theres plenty of people on tv with heavy accents and america has embraced them. i wouldnt want to speak to him ever again if i was in her shows. No loyalty from his part. its all about the money with his sorry ass

  4. @v@ says – reply to this


    He went with his gut, and that's what an astute businessman does. She may be disappointed, but is young and it will be the first of many. It's not what happens to you, but what you do with it. He obviously cares what happens to her in everything he writes.
    She'll see that in time.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: TyVentura – True friend? Have a cuppa reality here…he was her boss. When it comes to career, friendship is merely a lovely bonus.

  6. 6

    another story from Simon, what is it now, we are on the seventh story now. Simon you are one BIG LIAR. Nicole manager Mr.Haddad said that you Simon promise Nicole the judging job and that you used Cheryl to hype your show. I WILL NEVER WATCH X FACTOR U.S. from a proud American fan of Cheryl

  7. 7

    Wait, so after two days, he decided to can her? Couldn't even give her some time to work the nerves out? What a dick. He screwed her over royally and this is what, the third or fourth story he's come up with about her firing? Simon is so full of shit.

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  9. 9

    The Princess Diana reference is laughable. Plus how can you feel sorry for her when she still got paid millions for 4 days work! Im jut glad she got exposed for the fraud she really is. The new season of uk xfactor has proven an instant hit without her.

  10. 10

    Who cares she was fired months ago so why still bringing this shit up??!