Cheryl Cole Opens Up About ‘X Factor USA’ Axing

Published: Thursday 3rd Jul 2014 by Sam

Following years of silence, Cheryl Cole is finally speaking up on the axing heard around the world.

As widely reported, the British belle was fired from the judging panel of The X Factor USA just days after filming began for its first season in 2011.

The embarrassment was elevated due the fact that the gig was hyper-hyped as the singer’s long-awaited US “arrival”. Needless to say, her American agenda was halted and Cole returned to the UK with scrambled eggs all over her face.

Now, with new single ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ out and her return to the X Factor UK confirmed, the star seems keen to address the matter – one she’s avoided in earnest prior to now.

Her words below…

Speaking with Elle UK, the Pop stunner revealed that she sent the show’s creator Simon Cowell a text message after her firing that read: “**** you, **** Fox, **** the orange and purple outfit. **** the big hair. **** the UK X Factor. **** you all. I hate you.”

“I can talk about this because I’m okay about it now. But I went through hell and it literally drove me mad. I became so desensitised, you could say terrible things to me and I wouldn’t even think about it.

I’d read awful stuff about myself and not blink. I shut down because I didn’t know what else to do. Now, I can say that Simon was right to get rid of me. I wasn’t well in the head when that was going on, so it wasn’t going to work. But he wasn’t right not to tell me to my face.” 


Intriguing to finally hear her take on the matter.

For us, the primary issue lay in the irony of someone whose strongest feat is not singing judging a singing competition — especially in a  region that has produced some of the best singers in the world.

Still, can’t knock Ms. Cole’s hustle. She clearly knows what she’s working with (and what she’s not) and draws on every form of scaffolding to prop up her career (see: X Factor return, booking major performances on Cowell shows, etc). More power to her, ay?

In the meanwhile, check out our recent interview with Cole below. She dishes on her upcoming new album ‘Only Human’.

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  1. maurice July 3, 2014

    i don’t hate anyone but this girl, she’s so phucking annoying!
    no talent in her bone and so she runs back to x factor, gets a massive paycheck and releases an album just in time as the show comes back.
    Get cho money tho.

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  3. MarianaMixer July 3, 2014

    So happy that my fav can sell records the good old fashioned away. Cheryl doesn’t have a solo career, she has singles and albums that flop as soon as she’s not on the X-Factor. If that isn’t local I don’t know what is.

    • CherylSoldier July 3, 2014

      Is a little mix stan really saying that their fav sells? Absolute death.

  4. Lana Del Slay July 3, 2014

    Is she still on the “ITV Studios And Loving It Tour”?

    • CherylSoldier July 3, 2014

      Can Lana get on any network? Kii

  5. Elijah’sBijoux July 3, 2014

    At least she keeps it real.

    • BeautyBey July 3, 2014

      If I didn’t like Elijah so much I would have dissed your ass. Cheryl is trash.

  6. Yea ok July 3, 2014

    The US isn’t like the UK. We don’t allow people like Cheryl who can’t sing or dance try to take over. We are making an example out of Rita whora now. Keep y’all talentless trash across the pond where they belong.

    • CherylSoldier July 3, 2014

      Britney? Screeeeeaming!!! And who says she can’t sing? Listen to her before you judge

    • XYZ July 4, 2014

      really? The US is full of “Stars” who can’t anything but just standing around

  7. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS July 3, 2014

    Come and get your girl, Rita Whora. NOW after f****** Khalil and J beieber, she is now F****** Tommy Hillfigerson, Rich Hill.

    • Rosie July 3, 2014

      Wow, a mess. Truly the definition of “F***** My Way Up To The Top”.
      Speaking of that, I’m surprised she didn’t try to f*** her music video director. He’s hot. Too bad he has good taste and decided to go with my fave if these pictures of them in Italy are any indication.

      • CherylSoldier July 3, 2014

        Why is your girl with old men? Ew

      • Rosie July 3, 2014

        Why is your shade so weak b****? Her new boyfriend is 31. He doesn’t even look old. Please do your research before posting something so lame and unoriginal.

      • CherylSoldier July 3, 2014

        She still has that mj look though. Death

    • Mimi Carey July 3, 2014

      Rita is such a s***.

  8. Mimi Carey July 3, 2014

    Who is this?

  9. Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez July 3, 2014

    Aww sweetie if you wanted to chart in North America then how about releasing real good music. It worked for all the international superstars. Keep your Rita Whora rejects and hire Beyoncé’s writers.

  10. CherylSoldier July 3, 2014

    So blue is still pressed that its fav isn’t doing anything other than modeling, so it’s lurking on people who are actually releasing music? Death. Seethe gutter b*tch

  11. Lovebird July 3, 2014

    Is she still milking this broken record? Girl put on a new one because no one cares about this s*** anymore.

    Anyway cannot wait for X-Factor now that Simon is back, Simon + Mel B = Awesome show. Can’t wait.

    • CherylSoldier July 3, 2014

      They obviously keep asking her about it f***. Go cling to the nearest harpers bazaar and give your model some attention

  12. Kim Kardashian Stan July 3, 2014

    Not here for J.lo knock offs…

    • CherylSoldier July 3, 2014

      Not here for Jenna Jameson knock offs

  13. idgi July 3, 2014

    I read this. I felt so bad for her, I wanted her to get the same reaction in the US as she does in the UK. Simon was wrong glad she is cleary in a happier moment of her life.

  14. SandySande July 3, 2014

    All this talk when the answer is simple.

    Unless someone is pulling the strings for her she will flop.

  15. The truth hurts July 3, 2014

    Poor girl.

  16. Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez July 3, 2014


    Maybe you should hand out some of her coasters… I mean CDs to the North American public, just so she could get some exposure in the states. She might even chart on the hot 100 bubbling under chart

  17. Mark111 July 3, 2014

    Oh she was one X factor? No wonder she’s such a non factor.

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