Cheryl Cole has reportedly revealed that she never wanted to be a judge on The X Factor USA.
The singer, who was axed from the show last week, claimed that Simon Cowell pushed her into the role and that she trusted his advice, the News of the World reports.
Cole is quoted as saying: “After what happened in my marriage I made it quite clear I found it impossible to trust another man. But I did trust Simon, I let myself believe he had my best interests at heart. Now he’s done this to me. I never actually wanted to do the American show, I’m not a TV star.
“I had so many reservations. But he pushed me into doing it. He told me I’d be a star over there. And then he didn’t even give me a chance to prove myself. I was gone after four days. I’ve been used. It’s cruel. I have no idea what I’m going to do now. My life has been turned upside down.
“X Factor isn’t my world. It’s not the be all or end all of my career, and I have no desire to keep trying to break America. I actually like the fact I’m not that well-known over there and I can live more of a normal life when I’m there.”
She apparently insisted that she had “good banter” with the other judges and that she had “chemistry” with Paula Abdul.