Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Cheryl Cole ends friendship with Cowell
She is furious that he humiliated her further by telling The Sun she was "nervous" and "uncomfortable" on The X Factor in America.
Music mogul Cowell had promised to keep silent on the fiasco in which she was dumped from the US show last month.
The Geordie beauty told a pal: "If he thinks we are going to be friends he can forget it."
Cheryl, 27, is particularly annoyed that Cowell claimed he was "protecting her" by trying to force her to leave the US show and return to the UK version.
The pal said: "If Simon thinks he can claim it was a business arrangement that went wrong, he is insane.
"She wasn't uncomfortable on the show. She was enjoying herself. No one complained at the time.
"Simon admits he got his top producer Richard Holloway to tell her she was off the US show - that's because he was afraid to do it himself.
"Cheryl trusted him implicitly and she doesn't do that with many people.
"He made a mockery of their friendship so now it's dead in the water."
Cowell, 51, told The Sun that Girls Aloud singer Cheryl was "out of her comfort zone in America".
But he has thrown his weight behind her signing for new US singing show The Voice. He said: "I would encourage her to do that. I don't wish her bad."