Speaking at the Pride of Britain awards in London, the Cheryl Cole (28) said she “didn’t do regrets” and she held no ill feeling toward the former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger, who replaced her on the judging panel. Scherzinger had originally been hired to co-host the show with Steve Jones.
Producers were said to have been worried about Cole’s Geordie accent but US critics gave her positive reviews. The LA Times even described her as “fabulous” while the New York Times said she “showed glimmers of being interesting.”
Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Dannii Minogue were replaced on the UK version of The X Factor by Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow and N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos and Tulisa says there are no hard feelings between herself and Cheryl, although the pair hadn’t seen each other in a long while.
Cheryl Cole also seems keen to end rumors that the colness etween herself and fellow X Factor USA judge Paula Abdul is what ended the Geordie singer’s time on the show.
Cheryl Cole tweeted a picture of a huge bouquet of flowers that had been delivered from Paula Abdul, and she Tweeted,
“Oh Wow. I just received the most beautiful flowers from @PaulaAbdul. Thank you sooo much for my gorgeous flowers and kind words. So thoughtful!” (sic.)
Paula Abdul also seems keen to maintain contact with Cheryl Cole, Tweeting in return,
“I’m thrilled you liked them. I’m thinking of you. Would love to say ‘you’re welcome’ to you IN PERSON (hint hint). Love you! xoP”
Do you think they have a genuine friendship?