*Cheryl Cole, the British pop sensation who has reportedly been replaced on the upcoming US version of “The X Factor” by Nicole Scherzinger, “can’t cut it” in America, according to the soul singer Beverley Knight.
Cole, a former udge on the British “X Factor,” began filming Simon Cowell’s US version, but she is now set to return to the UK, according to multiple unconfirmed reports.
News of her departure resulted in thousands of angry fans taking to Twitter to air their discontent, but Beverley Knight was less consoling. The 38-year-old said, “The girl can’t cut it. Simple, and luckily for her she’s been sacked b4 she embarrassed herself on Us Tv. Poor sod! Xxxx”
According to WENN, some reports had suggested that “X Factor” producers were concerned that Cole’s thick Newcastle accent would be too difficult for an American audience to understand. Other celebrities to discuss Cole’s exit included Dannii Minogue, who tweeted, “Judging roles should come with a life jacket, drop down oxygen and a life raft! Sending #Channii love,” while British journalist turned CNN host Piers Morgan said, “Just arrived in LA and hearing that Cheryl Cole is Off the X Factor in America. Wow.”
There is still no official word from FOX or Cheryl’s representation. If the reports are true, Scherzinger joins a panel that includes Cowell, Paula Abdul and Antonio L.A. Reid.