Cheryl Cole to receive her full American X Factor fee?
Simon Cowell has reportedly promised Cheryl Cole that he will pay her the full £1.2 million fee for appearing on the US version of ‘The X Factor’, even though she is unlikely to eb shown on the final televised version.
The former Girls Aloud star was sacked from the show earlier this week, after appearing at just a handful of auditions and insiders say she was “shocked and stunned” at the news she was being
let go by the Fox network which makes the show, who reportedly cited a “lack of chemistry" with fellow judge Paula Abdul as their reason.
‘The X Factor’ boss Simon Cowell – who brought the 27-year-old singer to the US for the show – has broken his silence on the matter, saying, "I feel guilty."
He also insisted his "hands were tied" by network executives at Fox.
A source close to the TV mogul told The Sun newspaper:
"He loves Cheryl and did everything in his power to get her on US TV.
"But channel chiefs just weren't happy. It was a necessary evil and he feels terribly guilty about it.”
Cheryl is believed to have been replaced by Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel of the talent show, which also includes Simon and L.A. Reid.
Cheryl is now locked in negotiations about a possible return to the UK version of the show, although sources say she is asking for a much higher fee.