London: Popstar Cheryl Cole, who was recently sacked from the judging panel of the show `X Factor USA`, will receive the full pay of USD 2 million for four days of work.
The 27-year-old was let go by Fox network which makes the show, because of "lack of chemistry" with fellow judges. And despite being on the panel for just four days, Cole will take home full pay for the series, reported a website.
Fellow judge Simon Cowell who brought the singer to 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.
"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," a source close to Cowell said.
Cole has been replaced by former `Pussy Cat Doll` Nicole Scherzinger on the judging panel of the talent show.