Lots of theories have been floating around following the sacking of
Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole from the judging panel of the
American X Factor. Now, Jeff Haddad, ex-manager of Nicole
Scherzinger, who is replacing Cheryl, said that the bosses of the
show used Girls Aloud singer for publicity.
“In my opinion, Simon Cowell always wanted Nicole as a judge.
There was never a question that she wouldn"t get it. Nicole was
always going to be on that panel. Cheryl was just being used as a
cog in the wheel to cause hype and publicise the show," the Daily
Mirror quoted Jeff as saying.
He added that Cheryl's name didn't come up during the
discussion. “I had long discussions with Simon about her judging
the US show and she was always a front-runner. Cheryl"s name never
came into it and Nicole was never supposed to be a host. Her
hosting the show was never even mentioned," he said.
Well, Nicole Scherzinger will join Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and
L.A. Reid on the judging panel of US X Factor.