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Cheryl Cole locks horns with Simon Cowell

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

May 31, 2011 | 2 min read

The celebrity friendship between Geordie singer Cheryl Cole and TV producer Simon Cowell appears to be in tatters today following Cole’s humiliating X Factor exit.

Cowell's team have gone public with frustration that Cole has refused to return calls from the producer since her forced departure, adding that the star has been demanding £2.5m to make appear on the British show.

For her part Cole is said to be furious at her treatment and the expectation that she would gratefully comply with a request to transfer to the show’s British platform.

Cole had agreed a £1.2m fee for participating in the US show, a pay day which may not now come following her cancelled debut.

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