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According to Nicole Scherzinger's former manager Simon always wanted "Poison" singer
Jeff Haddad has claimed that the Cheryl Cole's sacking from the talent show was just a way to stir interest in the X Factor.
In an interview with Heat magazine, Haddad said that he had negotiated Scherzinger's contract and she was always meant to be a judge, never a host.
"I had long discussions with Simon about her judging the US show and she was always a front-runner for that job" said Haddad "Cheryl's name never came into it and Nicole was never supposed to be a host. Her hosting the show was never even mentioned."