One of the judges on Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’–set to debut on Fox this fall–is already out, TMZ reports.
The judge being replaced is Brit Cheryl Cole, who’s been a judge on the U.K. version of the show.
According to the TMZ report, "Cheryl Cole was dropped from the judging panel on "X-Factor" largely because producers were concerned her English accent would be too difficult for an American audience to understand … sources close to the production tell TMZ."
Furthermore, the article says, "There were other issues too — we’re told Cheryl and fellow judge Paula Abdul had a "lack of chemistry" … and Cheryl was more expendable."
Replacing Cole as a judge, the report says, is former Pussycat Doll lead singer–and "Dancing with the Stars" winner– Nicole Scherzinger, who had been tapped as a co-host of "The X-Factor."