Posted on Tue May 31, 2011 08:15 AM PDT
Cheryl Cole is still feeling the effects of getting the boot from her spot as a judge on the US X Factor.
Cole's friend talks about a recent conversation with the singer. According to The Mirror, Cole reportedly said the following:
- â€œIâ€™ve been hung out to dry, and I know whoâ€™s to blame. Iâ€™ve had no opportunity whatsoever to prove myself and instead theyâ€™ve just cast me aside like a fool.â€
The 27-year-old Girls Aloud singer reportedly blames Simon Cowell for her firing. After the drama, Cheryl refused Simon's offer to be a judge on the UK version. As a result, she was not included on the judges' panel. The UK X Factor judges are: Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Louis Walsh and N-Dubzâ€™s Tulisa Contostavlos.
The friend adds:
- "Cherylâ€™s not stupid. She knows this is a kick in the teeth no matter what spin Cowell comes up with.â€
A Fox source had the following to say about Cole's situation: "Weâ€™re not thrilled with the chemistry. Cheryl may be Britainâ€™s sweetheart, but at the end of the day, she wasnâ€™t a big enough name here.â€
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