Kelly Rowland Replacing Cheryl Cole on UK ‘X Factor’
This looks like major drama to me.
After being reportedly fired from the U.S version of X Factor and replaced by former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, British import/singer Cheryl Cole is not on the list of judges for UK’s X Factor either. Instead, Kelly Rowland will take her place at the judge’s table. Before attempting to crossover to the U.S audience, Cheryl was one of the original judges on the British version of the show, but there are many rumors swirling around her noticeable absence.
According to The Daily Mail, X Factor execs offered her an “olive branch” to return to the British version, but she allegedly refused to take any calls or meetings with the producers. It’s also rumored that she was asked to lose over 20 pounds and break up with American boyfriend, Dancing with the Star’s Derek Hough, before being introduced to American audiences. She gained a little weight last year from malaria, which explains the weight gain.
Sounds like Cheryl is pissed and doesn’t want anything to do with the show anymore. Looks like we’ll have to wait on a response from her before we jump to any conclusions.