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Cole's fleeting X Factor appearance

Cheryl Cole has made a brief appearance in a trailer for the US version of The X Factor.

The star, 28, who was sacked from the judging panel, appears for just a few seconds in an eight-minute video previewing Simon Cowell's new show.

Most of the video focuses on judges Paula Abdul, Simon, LA Reid and Nicole Scherzinger, who replaced the Girls Aloud singer.

Welsh presenter Steve Jones, who landed the job over British X Factor host Dermot O'Leary, also makes an appearance.

Cheryl, wearing a red dress, is seen sitting next to producer LA as the cameras focus in on the judge giving his verdict on a teenage hopeful.

Meanwhile, the star tweeted to say she had a sleepless night, but concern over her career following her axing from the US X Factor did not appear to be to blame.

She wrote: "Morning... Did everyone sleep good? Because I didn't. How can a Chihuahua take up a whole bed. And snore like an old man."

Last month, music mogul Simon said he dropped Cheryl from the panel because she wasn't as comfortable as she had been working on the British show.

In the preview for the show, posted online, he is seen getting impatient with the way things are going, telling the production staff that he's "hating this".

The winner of the show receives a five million dollar Sony Music recording deal, which is being billed as the biggest prize in TV history.

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