Cheryl Cole’s X exit confirmed 

By | Published on Tuesday 7 June 2011

So, it’s official, Cheryl Cole has been axed from ‘X-Factor USA’ and will not be returning. As expected, former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, originally set to co-host the show, will take over from Cole on the talent show’s judging panel. Brit telly presenter Steve Jones will host the programme on his lonesome.

In a rather straight forward statement, the show’s makers said: “Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of ‘The X Factor’. Nicole will join Simon Cowell, LA Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million dollar recording deal. Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on ‘The X Factor’ for the UK version of the show in 2010. Steve Jones will act as sole host of ‘The X Factor'”.