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Simon Cowell hasn`t spoken to Cheryl Cole since sacking

London: Music mogul Simon Cowell, who sacked singer Cheryl Cole from the US `X Factor`, says both of them have not spoken to each other since then.

"No, I haven`t spoken with Cheryl, we have texted. I am sorry the way it worked out as we were incredibly close," dailymail.co.uk quoted him as saying.

"Trying to get her to understand what I did, it was never meant to be negative. It was a decision I thought was the right one and I think she is more comfortable in England than I saw her here (in US)," he said.

Cole, who had judged the British version of the show, filmed four episodes of the US version of `X Factor` before she was sacked.

Cowell also admitted his decision to replace Cheryl with Nicole Scherzinger might have been rash.

"Maybe I didn`t give her enough time, and you have to be in the moment. I offered her the show, and initially she accepted it. Then it went public that she didn`t and had the chance to still come back, but for whatever reason I couldn`t get her (on the phone). Unless I spoke to her, there was no way I would have her back," he said.

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