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Cheryl Cole OUT As British 'X-Factor' Judge Too

5/30/2011 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cheryl Cole was a judge on two different versions of "The X-Factor." What a difference a week makes!

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The judges for this season of the popular British show were announced today and Cole's name was off the list. This year's judges panel is made up of music mogul Louis Walsh, Take That's Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child and Tulisa Contostavlos of N-Dubz.

As TMZ first reported, Cole was supposed to be on the U.S. version of the show, but was given the boot because producers thought her accent was too thick for American audiences.

Guess the Brit's don't have any issue with Rowland's thick accent. 

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Cujeaux    

Oh. I thought that was Natalie Portman.

1156 days ago
47.

Superman    

Well, finally a pretty woman gets fired for something. Or is the real story that she wanted a boatload of money and perks?

1156 days ago
48.

Superman    

puhp 29 minutes ago

Oh. I thought that was Natalie Portman.
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You're either drunk or hallucinating. Go sleep it off.

1156 days ago
49.

Joeli    

STOP OFFERING PEOPLE JOBS THEN PULLING BACK. AS A LAID OFF EMPLOYEE MYSELF...THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE IS JUST GUT WRENCHING...I HOPE SIMON PAID HER WELL FOR THE MEDIA "HUMILATION" HOWEVER; NOT IN THE "PUBLIC" EYES. ****ING MONEY, POWER, & GREED...REALLY????

1156 days ago
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kVd    

chick beat up a black toilet attendant in 2003 whilst still known as Cheryl Tweedy. apparently called her some pretty bad things too. Cheryl was found guilty of causing GBH but let off the more damaging charge, of racism. therefore her record label could keep her employed. Karma baby.

1156 days ago
51.

Cujeaux    

superman - oops, my bad. It's tweedy bird!

1156 days ago
52.

Dany    

Too bad she is gorgeous! They say she started dating Evan Spade a new upcoming artist (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evan-Spade/115343758476152)and he's all she cares about right now.

1156 days ago
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ANONYM    

In Britain people understand all accents, American is the easier one, in the show "Britain s got talent" David hasselhoff is doing very well as a judge with the public. He landed a reality show in Britain. Britain is the origin of American language, isn t it.

1156 days ago
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kitnplayn    

She obviously pissed-off the wrong person, because they knew what she sounded like before she was hired. They just have to report "a reason significant to the show" for ditching her, but it's clearly about someone's ego. Probably Simon Cowell, because his ego is about as arrogant as one can get.

1156 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

would love to see her topless

1156 days ago
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Bobo Frog    

She's beautiful.

1156 days ago
57.

EB    

My arse her "accent is too thick" is the reason! Thats a load of crap. You mean to tell me the British can't even understand her. Who's done "playing" with her? THAT'S the real headline/question/reason.

1156 days ago
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Steph    

Kelly Rowland is widely known in the UK she was one third of one of the biggest Girl Groups of all time. So her accent is no problem. Cheryl Cole on the other hand, speaks like a muppet and no one in the US knows who she is.

1156 days ago
59.

Chelsea    

I hope the show fails this year and they lose loads of viewers and money.
Cheryl is the best thing that happened to the Xfactor and now shes gone the show will be terrible. The only reason i started watching the Xfactor was because Cheryl had joined. Now she's not there- neither will i be, and a lot of other people i know feel the same. Well done Simon, your really making a mock of things this year.. hope you realise the big mistakes you've made before its too late. The judge line up is ridiculous.
Wont be watching until if and when Cheryl returns.
Would also like to see Dannii back, all the new judges gone to be honest. Its a disgrace, the show is turning into an absolute joke.
On the other hand, doesn't really bother me.. my money stays the same:)

1156 days ago
60.

Jason    

To those who don't know who Cheryl Cole is check out these vids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMiy_UsrPDs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AWoZmAxKxg&playnext=1&list=PL910B80B329451DBD

FITTTTTTTT!!!!

1156 days ago
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