X Factor confirms Cheryl Cole is not a judge in US show

Cheryl Cole

American TV bosses have confirmed Cheryl Cole will no longer be a judge on the US version of the X Factor.

It's the first time Fox, Freemantle North America and Syco TV have confirmed the Girls Aloud star is no longer part of the format.

In a statement, bosses confirmed that former Pussycat Dolls' singer Nicole Scherzinger will be her replacement.

Former T4 presenter Steve Jones will host the show by himself as Nicole Scherzinger becomes a judge.

The statement said: "Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing five million dollar recording deal.

"Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on The X Factor for the UK version of the show in 2010.

"Steve Jones will act as sole host of The X Factor."