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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. .

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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Give us some credit. If we can understand Ozzy and Craig Ferguson, I'm sure we can handle Cheryl Cole's accent. Hell, we even understand Paula Abdul, sometimes!

1243 days ago


I'm American, After reading all the comments, (Forget Her Accent) Which most Americans understand ....All you Americans have the worst grammar. Makes us look bad!! I went to school in New York..Thank God!!

1243 days ago

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1243 days ago


Its funny..most of the remarks that are anti Cheryl are from the Brits...the people who have had to put up with Cheryl for years and know what she is like. When we heard that she had been sacked..most people just seemed worried she would end up back on our X Factor and not anything else lol. It was said that lack of closeness between judges was a problem - this i can totally understand. Here Cheryl was only really close to Simon and hung onto him like her life depended on it. She would sit next to him always and acted like she was his pet. She treated the other judges with disdain and wasnt that good a mentor at all. You Americans trash Nicole but when she was a judge here for a few weeks here last series..she was more popular than Cheryl ever was and did a really good job.

1236 days ago
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