After all the drama and hoopla that came with her sacking, there’s now been a huge u-turn, as Cheryl Colehas reportedly been re-hired as a judge on X-Factor USA.
Since firing the Brit singer, Fox Network – and Simon Cowell in particular, have been under huge criticism for their harsh handling of the Girls Aloud Star.
Cheryl is expected to rejoin filming on Wednesday, when auditions begin again in New Jersey, reports The News Of The World. Nicole Scherzinger, who had dramatically been gifted Cheryl’s job, will now take her original post, as co-host with Welsh hunk Steve Jones.
An X-Factor insider tells the tabloid, it was Simon who persuaded Fox execs to give the Geordie beauty another chance.
“This is the biggest surprise of the lot – Cheryl is back. Who could possibly have predicted this – it appeared that Simon had dumped Cheryl for good?
“But behind the scenes Simon has been wooing Cheryl. And key executives at Fox all realised they had made a big mistake. They have been watching the tapes of her at the American auditions and realising that she could be a huge star over there.”
Well well well (in JME voice), Nicole Scherzinger must be pissed…