A week after her firing from the American version of "X Factor," Cheryl Cole is gone from the British original, too.
Simon Cowell named Take That singer Gary Barlow, Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowlands, boy-band mastermind Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavious of the of British hip-hop group N-Dubs to judge on the British version of the show, which he is leaving behind to lead the American version.
"These four will be totally up for it, and each of them bring a different attitude," he said in a statement Monday night.
Gone from the lineup is Cole, who was also cut from the American version and is expected to be replaced by former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger.
Speculation about the reasons for Cole's exit from the U.S. show include that her accent may have been too hard to understand. People from her region of north east England are said to have "Geordie" accents.
On Monday night's "Britain's Got Talent," co-host Declan Donnelly joked with Cowell about Cole's exit from the U.S. version, asking Cowell if he could understand Donnelly's own Geordie accent, the BBC reported.
"Am I missing something here?" Cowell responded, playing dumb. "I've just got back, what's been going on?"