'Axed' Cheryl Cole Returning To X Factor

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Jun. 5 2011, Updated 5:26 a.m. ET

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by Radar Staff

Cheryl Cole is returning to the American edition of X Factor just days after she was allegedly fired from the talent show, the UK's News of the World is reporting.

The British singing sensation is back on the judging panel after the show's creator Simon Cowell fought for her return.

Cole was reportedly sacked by Fox executives because of her strong accent and lack of chemistry with fellow judge Paula Abdul numerous media outlets reported but no official statement was ever made regarding her dismissal.

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Now it appears the 27-year-old Girls Aloud singer will get her chance to break into America after all, the newspaper reports, saying it was Cowell who convinced network executives they made a mistake in dumping her.

Cole was announced as a judge, along with Cowel, record mogul L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul several weeks ago. Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Brit TV personality Steve Jones were set to co-host.

Then came the headlines that Cole was off the panel, and that Scherzinger would move into her role.

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The latest development has Scherzinger back in her original co-hosting assignment.

Cole is expected to rejoin the show when auditions start again in New Jersey on Wednesday. The show premieres in September on Fox.

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