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Sinitta on Cole's X Factor news

British pop star Cheryl Cole has been dropped from the judging panel of the US version of The X Factor, according to a US report.

Earlier this month is was announced Cole had gained the coveted spot on the judging panel alongside former American Idol judge Paula Abdul, Antonio LA Reid and Simon Cowell. Sources in the US claim producers were concerned the singer's Newcastle accent was too strong for US audiences.

Former pop star and friend of Simon Cowell, Sinitta spoke to BBC News about the story.

  • 27 May 2011
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