Update: Cheryl Cole X Factor Sacking Not Simon's Choice
Reports have claimed Chezza's axe had "nothing to do" with SiCo...
As we Girls Aloud star has allegedly been given the elbow by producers over her accent and "lack of chemistry" with fellow panelist, Paula Abdul, meaning that Nicole Scherzinger will now take her place on the show.
US Weekly have since obtained information that claims Cowell had "nothing to do with" Chezza's axe, despite the fact that the 27-year old was his top choice to judge the talent contest.
A source told the celebrity website: "It's true. She isn't on the show anymore. Everyone is gobsmacked. This came out of nowhere. She had already been tested countless times."
The insider added: "Simon had nothing to do with it. This is the network's doing."
A mole also told Deadline.com that bosses realised the dynamics of the US XF panel were not working, with The Flood singer reportedly being singled out as the "weak link."
They stated: "Nothing is definite now. But they do know it's not working, and they're trying to figure it out. She may be Britain's sweetheart but nobody knows her here."
Brand told viewers: "Our Cheryl? That cannae be right! Our Cheryl, kicked off X Factor? What, the American one? And I've come to this country in good faith and they've kicked Cheryl off, our Cheryl? Oh no! She's Britain's sweetheart."
There is still no official word from either Cheryl's people or X Factor reps over Geordie Shore, for you!
Keep it MTV.co.uk for more on this story as it develops...