Simon Cowell’s efforts have fallen short, and Cheryl Cole’s return to the X Factor as judge is not going to happen.
We told you earlier that Cowell was trying to renegotiate Cole’s contract with Fox, but it’s just been announced she will not be returning to the show.
Cole will be replaced as judge by the show’s former host, Nicole Scherzinger.
The show’s new host will be Steve Jones, a former UK model and TV personality.
Cole was reportedly let go from the show due to her heavy British accent being hard for American contestants to understand.