paula cheryl gi Paula Abdul on Cheryl Cole's 'X Factor' departure: 'We will continue to stay in touch'It was announced Monday (June 6) that Nicole Scherzinger will officially be replacing Cheryl Cole as a judge on “The X Factor,” Simon Cowell‘s new competition reality show on FOX.

When Cole’s departure was first reported, rumors of a feud — or lack of chemistry — between her and fellow judge Paula Abdul began circulating. On Tuesday, June 7, Abdul took to her Twitter account to address Cole’s exit.

“Cheryl is amazing. We have forged a wonderful friendship & have been & will continue to stay in touch,” she tweeted. “I’m excited for everyone to see and hear what she is about to do next.” And there you have it — no feud.

Cowell also recently opened up about Cole’s departure, saying, “She’s one of my closest friends, and this was
a decision we made which we thought would be beneficial to her, funny
enough. Not many people will believe that, but that’s the truth.”

“The X Factor” debuts in September on FOX.

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