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Saturday 23 August 2014

Cheryl has X Factor for US TV boss

Cheryl Cole has been praised for her X Factor judging skills

Cheryl Cole has won the approval of a top Fox executive, who said she would make a "terrific" TV judge on the US version of The X Factor.

Peter Rice, Fox network's group chairman of entertainment, told Access Hollywood at the annual Television Critics Association seminar that the final line-up for the judging panel was still being decided, but he was full of praise for the Geordie beauty.

Rice said: "If Cheryl was to be on the show, I think she's proved that she's a terrific judge. She has wonderful chemistry with Simon (Cowell)."

But the TV boss revealed the final decision lies with him and the other Fox executives, not Simon.

He said: "Simon's going to come to us and say 'This is who I would like the judges to be' and we'll have a conversation about it.

"I think Simon is still meeting and trying to find the right mixture of men and women to be on the panel. It'll be four judges as it is in England - it's two men and two women... one of which will be Simon."

Simon has announced he is leaving American Idol to make the US version of The X Factor. Nicole Scherzinger - a hit when she made a guest judge appearance on the UK show - has also been tipped to join him.

Rice said: "I'm really excited to bring the show here. If they discover Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson or some 10-year-old phenomenon, that's not something you're going to see on Idol.

"The other thing which I find most different about it is the way the judges own the groups or won their categories... I think it's going to be embraced over here."

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