CHERYL COLE is officially no longer a judge on ‘X-Factor’. According to the latest entertainment news, Pussycat Dolls babe NICOLE SCHERZINGER will replace her on the judging panel.

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Sources close to the show reveal the reason behind Cheryl’s dismissal: her thick British accent. Producers were concerned that her accent might be a hindrance in her effectivity as a judge, since the show will be catering to an American audience.

Additional reports reveal that there was another issue behind the removal—the “lack of chemistry” between Cheryl and fellow ‘X-Factor’ judge Paula Abdul. And since Cheryl was more expendable, she was the one who was dropped.

Producers want Cheryl to return to the UK version of ‘X-Factor’, but sources tell TMZ that Cheryl was pretty miffed about the whole thing and didn’t like how the situation was handled, so she may sever ties with the show completely.

Will you still watch ‘X-Factor’ with Cheryl gone?

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