Simon Cowell insists it was a group decision to axe Cheryl Cole from X Factor USA


Simon Cowell insists it was a group decision to axe Cheryl Cole from X Factor USA

“I am not the bad guy” Simon Cowell insists it was a group decision to axe Cheryl (and he even doubled her money to tempt her back)

10:20 AM on 2nd June 2011

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No bad guy: Simon Cowell apparently “moved heaven and earth” to get Cheryl Cole back on the X Factor and even offered to double her money

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In happier days: The pair were great friends until Cheryl was unceremoniously fired from the U.S. show last week

The new crew: The official new line-up, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh, pose together for the first time

The new crew: The official new line-up, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh, pose together for the first time