Cheryl Cole hits out at Simon Cowell over Dannii Minogue's X Factor axe!

Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue

Cheryl Cole has 'blasted' Simon Cowell for not fighting to keep Dannii Minogue on The X Factor 2011. The Girls Aloud star, who is now a judge on The X Factor in the states, is said to be annoyed at the move and fears the original UK show may now suffer without three of last year's judges.

Cheryl, who herself left the show this year, thinks Simon should've fought for Dannii to be kept on. A source said: "Cheryl is fond of the UK version, and fears it will now go downhill."

Dannii Minogue quit the show last weekend saying it would've been "impossible" for her to continue due to schedule clashes with Australia's Got Talent.

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However according to The Mirror, Dannii complained: "I can't believe this has happened to me after months of keeping my schedule clear. It was all going to be so perfect, but then they changed the schedules three times.

"I was so up-front with them from the beginning and they knew I wanted to do the show.

"But even if they came back to me today and said they would change things around for me, I couldn't go back. I've moved on."#

The three new judges will be announced this week are expected to be Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland.

The first X Factor 2011 auditions start on June 1 in Birmingham

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