Cheryl Cole from Britain's "The X Factor"

Cheryl Cole from Britain's "The X Factor"

Jam! Television is reporting that British singer Cheryl Cole has turned down $6 million to take over for Paula Abdul on “American Idol.” Cole is no stranger to judging, as she took over for Sharon Osbourne on British show “The X Factor” last year.

Reportedly, “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell has offered the 26 year-old Brit a spot beside him on the Idol judging panel, but she turned it down because her husband, soccer player Ashley Cole, would be in England.

This seems awfully weird in the wake of Simon reportedly throwing his support behind Paula Abdul.



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