Cheryl Cole snubs BGT

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 September 2011
Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole has turned down Simon Cowell's offer of a role on the 'Britain's Got Talent' judging panel, as she reportedly thinks the claims she could take up a position on the show are a ''massive joke''

Cheryl Cole has turned down Simon Cowell's offer of a role on the 'Britain's Got Talent' judging panel.

The Girls Aloud singer - who was axed from the US 'X Factor' by the music mogul earlier this year and then turned down a position on the UK version - is said to have snubbed Simon's offer to take over from former panellist Michael McIntyre, who quit the ITV1 show earlier this week.

A friend of the Geordie beauty told The Sun newspaper: "There's no way she will do 'Britain's Got Talent'. She thinks it's all a massive joke.

"Why on earth would she do that show when she turned down 'The X Factor'?"

With David Hasselhoff having been fired from the 'BGT' panel, Amanda Holden - who is currently four-and-a-half months pregnant - is the only remaining judge on the show.

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell has spoken out about dropping the Geordie beauty from the US 'X Factor' panel in favour of singer Nicole Scherzinger.

He told Piers Morgan on his CNN 'Tonight' chat show: "'I was talking to someone about this at the screening the other night and they put it very well - she looked a bit bewildered. Not everyone's like you, Piers. You come to a country like America, it's a bit deal, takes a while to adjust.

"And I took the view, along with a few other people, that she would have been more comfortable back in the UK.

"I think if she'd taken the UK gig, nobody would be feeling bad right now, because they're both big shows and hopefully this one will be as big as the UK show.

"But that's what you have to do when you produce, you have to make decisions in the moment and I take full responsibility for it."


Girls Aloud singer and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole performs pop and dance-pop to promote her album A Million Lights.

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