Simon Cowell calls Cheryl Cole’s humiliating ‘X Factor’ axing no ‘big deal’

London: ‘X Factor’ guru Simon Cowell has shrugged off Cheryl Cole’s humiliating US X Factor sacking saying that it was no ‘big deal’.

As ‘Pussycat Doll’ Nicole Scherzinger pulled her way up to replace Cole as a judge on the show, Cowell, 51, said, “it wasn’t really such a big deal as everyone thought.”

"Truth is, you’ve got to move on. It’s about the contestants. They’ve got no interest in us bickering," The Sun quoted him as saying.

"I hope we’re going to be friends going forward. She’ll be mad at me for a while, but I didn’t do anything wrong,” he added.

Clearing himself on being labelled insensitive, Cowell said, "all that happened was I said to her, because we have a lot of shows around the world, that I wanted her to front the UK show and that was it and she said, ``No``."

He has also vowed to include footage from her auditions when the talent show goes on-air.


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