Cheryl & Simon "Fall Out" Over The X Factor USA?
Reports have suggested Chezza isn't happy with SiCo...
The Girls Aloud beauty is said to be unhappy with SiCo's lack of support after she tried out for the judging role in America, with reports suggesting that Chezza feels he has become distant and has "turned his back" on her.
A source told the Daily Star Sunday: "Cheryl and Simon are not getting on as well at the moment. He's been distant towards her and she feels like he's turned his back on her.
"They hardly saw each other when she was in LA. Cheryl called him when she arrived back in the UK earlier this week and they had quite a heated conversation."
The insider continued: "She appreciates all his help but said she felt like she had no support for any of the meetings she had in America. He told her she was blowing everything out of proportion and was being 'oversensitive'. But Cheryl feels like he could have helped her more.
"Simon texted her later to tell her to stop being 'silly' and reinforced how much he cares about her. But she said she couldn't seem to understand why he was being so distant and strange over the past few weeks."
They added: "Simon previously told her she 'had it in the bag' and as soon as it transpired that she didn't, he stopped making as much contact."
Meanwhile, the Promise This hitmaker has allegedly split opinions of Fox bosses when it comes to securing her seat on the judging panel Stateside.
According to The Sun, two executives are impressed with Cole, while the other two are keen to reject her from the show in favour of "home-grown" talent.
A mole told the tabloid: "Two big chiefs are extremely keen to sign her. They loved her feistiness and, obviously, her look on the UK version."
They added: "And they love the fact she has such great chemistry with Simon Cowell. The other two bosses are dead against Cheryl as they want to sign a big US star.”
Cowell - who has already confirmed that music mogul L.A Reid will be joining him as a judge - has since announced that the other two panelists will be female, explaining: "They’re both going to be girls. They have to be cute or insane or both. What’s the first name that comes to mind when I say that?”
While SiCo keeps us guessing, The X Factor USA executive producer Rob Wade has revealed he hopes the panel will be finalised by the end of next month.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Wade admitted: "We think we should know by the end of April, At the moment, what we do know is that we have Simon Cowell doing it - he's promised! - and L.A. Reid."
"He's a brilliant guy and he knows what he is talking about, which is so important in this process. The other two spots are still up for grabs. We're just getting the balance."
He added: "I think it's all about how it comes out; it depends who it is and all those things. At the end of the day, we're not into gimmicks about the announcements. We're not doing this for a PR reason. We're doing it to get the right panel. That's what is important."
It is thought that 18,000 hopefuls turned up to the first auditions in Los Angeles over the weekend, in a bid to bag the $5 million recording contract.