LA Reid seemingly confirms Cheryl Cole as X-Factor USA judge

By | Published on Tuesday 5 April 2011

Cheryl Cole

We’re not supposed to know who the judges on the US version of ‘X-Factor’ are going to be, except the already announced LA Reid and, of course, that Simon Cowell fella. But Reid has seemingly let slip that Cheryl Cole will definitely be making the jump to the Stateside version of the show.

The Mirror quotes Reid as saying: “We’re gonna compete against ‘American Idol’ just fine. I’m very confident. But along with Simon Cowell and Cheryl, I don’t know who the other judge is”.

Back in the UK, it seems that Cole’s arch nemesis Lily Allen will not be replacing her on the judging panel. Responding to rumours that she had all but signed up for the UK edition this year, Allen said via Twitter: “Nice to know that I’m 80% confirmed to be a judge on ‘The X-Factor’, anyone thinking about running it by me?”

She added: “I’ll only do it if there’s a ‘pop songs in a foreign language’ week”.

I’ll only watch it if that happens, too.