Reports from the United States claim that Cheryl Cole has been dropped as a judge on the US version of The X Factor .
Celebrity website TMZ and US Weekly quoted unnamed sources as saying Cole (27), a member of British pop band Girls Aloud, was being replaced in the new Fox Television venture created by Simon Cowell.
Although Fox and Cole’s UK publicist have yet to comment on the story, TMZ said sources claimed producers were concerned the singer’s Newcastle accent was too strong for US audiences.
Make your own Simon/Louis mash-up here!
[CLICK the ARROWS to BROWSE]
The girls from Tesco. The bloke in the chipper.
The butcher. The bookie.
Everyone loves Mary.
She’s Eiregeddon’s Dame Vera Lynn.
Yes, yes, it’s all a vast, stage-managed tabloid vortex into which even the most cynical are inexorably drawn, but still.
This is the tune that new SuBo, Dubliner Mary Byrne will sing on the X-Factor tomorrow night.
‘I Who Have Nothing’ by Shirley Bassey (performed here by Demi Whore).
Mary’s version will be used in a future Reeling In The Years with news images of Sean Quinn and Paddy Kelly.
And we shall laugh.
Mary Byrne. She’s from Ballyfermot in Dublin and sings Shirley Bassey songs.
She’s only gone and done an ‘Ashley’.
Made Cheryl cry.
Do you give a shit?
Course you don’t
She’s on tomorrow’s X-Factor. Then You Tube. Then the Late Late.
And we shall never hear the end of her or her inspirational ‘backstory’.