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Simon Cowell admits firing Cheryl from The X Factor was a mistake!

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Simon Cowell has finally revealed why Cheryl was sacked from The X Factor USA!

The singer was booted out of the U.S. ‘boot camp’ back in 2011 on the very first day of filming which caused the pair to have a massive fallout!

Click here to read about the firing

So massive that the two are only just friends again – almost three years later!

Producers of the show claimed Cheryl was kicked off after they realised American viewers wouldn’t be able to understand her Geordie accent.

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Simon has now revealed that it was also because Cheryl wasn’t herself after her divorce from England footballer Ashley Cole.

“When I saw her I didn’t recognise her,” he told Radio Times, “[She had] lost her confidence.”

He admitted that if he could go back in time he would have kept Cheryl in the show but that it wasn’t completely his decision to let her go.

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Simon and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (ooh la la!) are back together on UK version of The X Factor which starts this weekend!

They’ll be joined by X Factor legend Louis Walsh and feisty new judge Mel B, from 90’s girl group The Spice Girls.

Click here to read about Cheryl’s return

We wonder how long it will take them to fall out again!

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