Simon Cowell wipes Cheryl Cole out of US ‘X Factor’ ads

Updated: Jul 14, 2011, 17:02 PM IST

London: Simon Cowell has entirely wiped Cheryl Cole out of an ad for US ‘X Factor’ following her getting dumped from the show.

Cheryl, 28, has been completely airbushed out of an advert, which aired in the States, and it now gives the impression that singer Nicole Scherzinger, 33, was a judge from day one.

“This really is a slap in the face for Cheryl. It shows that bosses are keen to forget about her ever being on the panel,” the Mirror quoted a source as saying.

“If she does feature it will be a blink-and-you-miss-it feature. Most Americans will believe Nicole was always a judge,” the source added.