Simon Cowell Would Rehire Cheryl Cole "In A Heartbeat"
However, SiCo still stands by his decision to axe her from the US XF...
Despite reports suggesting [uuid=fcbd31dc-72f7-4c7a-ab61-3c7363cde4f7]Girls Aloud star to "raise her game" on the Stateside show, after feeling that the normally feisty 28-year old was being unusually quiet.
He admitted: "I came to the conclusion that she may not be as comfortable [in the US] because I was seeing a different person."
“She was like Will.I.Am, became involved.
He revealed: "We had gotten to the point where she wanted my dressing room. It was decided: She’d come back on Wednesday and we wouldn’t tell the media. Then it leaked and got unpleasant. She missed the deadline which meant she’d lost the UK show.”
SiCo then claimed they went on to announceNicole Scherzinger as her replacement on The X Factor USA, stating: "I asked Will.I.Am, ‘How does she feel about it?’ He said, ‘It’s none of your concern'."
Cowell added: “Then I got nervous. I called back to tell him: ‘If she wants to come back, she’s got the gig. But if I don’t hear from her by Sunday, the deal’s off.’ I never heard from her... I think her silence was quite damning.”