Cheryl Cole Out at 'X Factor,' Nicole Scherzinger to Judge: Report
Cheryl Cole Out at 'X Factor,' Nicole Scherzinger to Judge: Report

British singer Cheryl Cole will appear as a judge on TV talent show "The X Factor" in the United States, her spokeswoman said on Thursday, ending months of speculation in the domestic press.

Cole, 27, has been a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the British version of the show for three years, raising her profile as a major celebrity.

But there have been doubts over whether her relatively low profile in the United States, and her Newcastle accent, would limit her appeal there.

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Cowell, who is launching the U.S. edition of "The X Factor" on Fox in September, has long championed Cole, and also said he wanted former "American Idol" sparring partner Paula Abdul to join him on the show.

Acid-tongued Cowell and record executive Antonio "L.A." Reid have already been confirmed as The X Factor judges.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

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