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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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josh    

**** these Brits with their heavy English accents. They hate Americans anyway. Have no loyalties with their American friends even if you help them out when they need it in the next instance they will stab you in the back if you're not a Brit. If it wasn't for the USA they would all be speaking with a heavy German accent. I love what Sarah Silverman told Pier Morgan when she was on her show, when the Brits talk with their accent the only thing she can hear coming out of their mouth is "Boink-Boink-Boink-Boink, Etc.! Ship them all back over the pond to their own Country. They are snakes in the grass! They will act like your friend if you're American, but give them half a chance and they WILL stab you in the back!

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doomswitch    

Thank goodness. I went to a taping last week, and she was very hard to understand. She sounded more Scottish than British. Not a big loss.

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183.

karen    

TreemileZune...as someone who has had the torture of watching some American shows..i really think your taking the piss talking about our accent and wondering if we even talk English...on some of the shows the ONLY way i can understand the people is if subtitles are available especially if the people are shouting.

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184.

Samantha    

Her accent cannot be the reason. Simon, and many others gained fame because of their accents. Penelope Cruz has such a thick accent, I can never understand her, yet she is a successful actress in the US and won an oscar two years ago. I'm not buying that your accent was the reason they dropped her. It's absurd!

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thisissofunnyitskarma    

This is so funny! Cheryl so deserved it after everything she's said about, Nicole Sherzinger, Justin Timberlake etc. She is a cow to everyone and the only reasons she got anywhere is because of her looks - not her talent, as she has none. Watch this girl aloud interview on youtube where she is so horrible in what she says: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMOtX-hmHtg She is a vile thug who has beaten up a woman.

1164 days ago
186.

ann    

As an American i love her accent and cheryl was the main reason i was going to watch the US x factor.I hope Fox change there mind.

1164 days ago
187.

Bubbles The Chimp    

I believe it has to do more than just being about her Geordie accent. In real, she is known for being a diva bitch. Plus the whole going to trial for racial slurs is probably hitting her in the face now.

1164 days ago
188.

anon    

What does that even mean? Cheryl sound more Scottish than British?

Scotland is in Britain you moron!

Has anybody looked a map recently? Look at where Newcastle is on the map.

1164 days ago
189.

rhbjorn    

It is never good for ratings to fire the hot chick.

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190.

Sharon    

Who? Never heard of her.

1164 days ago
191.

Barb    

@L - Hilarious! Who doens't love Paula? Bye Bye Cheryl.
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I can't STAND Paula. Talk about someone hard to understand and stupid. I usually like Simon, but his taste in woman leaves something to be desired.

1164 days ago
192.

bruce    

Cheryl's got the most beautiful, sexy voice I have ever heard. Guess the producers are uneducated idiots and never been out of the country.

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Rain    

It was ridic that Nicole was co-hosting while Cheryl was the judge. Now things are the way they should be with Nicole as judge.

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194.

KenzieQ    

I could of told them this months ago! Cheryl's accent is not typical English, she's from Newcastle and has an extremely thick Geordie accent. She is gorgeous and sweet just very annoying to listen to.

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Lisa     

Well in all honesty I can't understand why the *****catdolls singers would be prefered in front of Cheryl, it sure can't be based on talent.
Let's be honest the PCD's had one decent song and that was just a novelty song really.
I like Paula but she often seems to have had a few drinks before each show and if there is anyone who is hard to understand then surely it's her.
P.s what a laugh..simon and paula? like that would ever happen hahaha!Go Cheryl!!!

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