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Cheryl Cole's Accent

Too Thick for 'X-Factor'

5/25/2011 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cheryl Cole was dropped from the judging panel on "X-Factor" largely because producers were  concerned her English accent would be too difficult for an American audience to understand ... sources close to the production tell TMZ. .

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There were other issues too -- we're told Cheryl and fellow judge Paula Abdul had a "lack of chemistry" ... and Cheryl was more expendable.

Producers now want Cheryl to return to the UK version of the show -- but according to sources, Cheryl's royally pissed over how this situation was handled ... and may sever ties with "X-Factor" entirely.

Steve Jones will now be the only host on the show -- which debuts in September -- since Nicole Scherzinger will be filling Cheryl's seat on the judging panel.

Calls to Simon Cowell still haven't been returned.

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151.

Trufy    

@all American fellows:

1) All over the world people are learning English language, NOT American language.
With speaking English comes English accent...etc. etc.
If you guys in USA are not happy about it --> stop using English language, invent your own!!!
2) Cheryl Cole is someone in the UK --> do your research!
3) She has a thick northern English accent, not the "Oxford English", shame the producers not realized it before they contracted her

1217 days ago
152.

Leila     

I don't believe anything of this ****.. I don't think this is true.. will see.. and sorry but Nicole is really not a better choice. This is cruel if its true, I can understand accent of Cheryl.. I think if its right, that producers want so much have control on Cheryl, 1- they told her to dump her boyfriend Derek, than want her to wear this and not that, to talk like this or like that... that is big ****! And by the way, I don't think she is out.. this is just speculation.

1217 days ago
153.

Jackson    

Cheryl is talentless muppet, who cannot sing and dance!

1217 days ago
154.

CHERYLCOLEFANUSA    

this SUCKS...SO PISSED off..Team CHeryl.

1217 days ago
155.

Heidi    

She's a bitch and a user. She deserves to be canned.

1217 days ago
156.

elise    

Its always hilarious that American television has subtitles for people who are speaking english, how do you not understand? lol.
Fair enough, some accents can been thicker, but its english!!!! not that hard

1217 days ago
157.

Jay     

I find it more difficult to understand the horrid dialects from most of the southern states. And I'm from California, thank goodness.
This is total BS.

1217 days ago
158.

Frank The Tank    

There goes the only reason I would ever watch this show. BullSh*t!

1217 days ago
159.

guest    

id like to see vanessa minnilo as new cohost

1217 days ago
160.

Street Smart    

I think its more about Simon's fiance putting her foot down with Cheryl Cole in his life. And apparently, Simon was putting Cheryl up in his home.

Cheryl is a beyotch and def would be jealous of Paula. No doubt.

1217 days ago
161.

Anne    

What aload of DUNG!!! I smell a rat....they've know for months & months what her accent was like! Cheryl is easier to understand that some of the dumb R$%^&Ds in this country!!!!

1217 days ago
162.

jerseyfan    

blame Geordie Shore....

if you havent watched it look at MTV.CO.UK (!)

1217 days ago
163.

DWeaver    

Maybe this has more to do with the fact that X-Factor couldn't control every aspect of Cheryl's life. Perhaps she refused to dump her boyfriend to keep her image as producers wanted. So, they cooked up a stupid excuse to try to cover the fact that they're sexist control-freaks.

1217 days ago
164.

Susan    

I have more difficulty understanding what Paula is saying. Bring Cheryl back!

1217 days ago
165.

anon    

Britain; England, Scotland and Wales.

What exactly is a British accent? How do you define it?

So what if Cheryl has a regional accent from the north of England, so did The Beatles and what about Jane Leeves' deliberately god awful attempt a Mancunian accent?

1217 days ago
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