Cheryl Cole reveals how she came to hate Simon Cowell
Cheryl Cole has revealed how she came to hate music mogul Simon Cowell after he axed her from the US 'X Factor'.
In her most outspoken attack on the supremo, the 29-year-old singer said her fury over the way he dumped her from the show was so deep-rooted that she would never get over it.
She said her hatred and loss of respect for him intensified when Tom Bower's biography of Simon revealed he wanted to have an affair with her.
The Geordie singer, who made a fleeting return to the current series of the ITV1 programme, confessed it is unlikely she will ever work closely with Cowell again because she no longer trusts him.
"Hatred is a horrible word. Sadly it is exactly how I felt when Simon betrayed me on the US X Factor," the Mirror quoted her as telling a pal.
"Simon and I had grown close since working together in the UK and I thought of him as a true friend. He was my rock when I split from Ashley. But the day I learned I was being axed from the show was one of the worst days of my life. I lost my respect for Simon. And our rock solid friendship shattered into a million pieces.
"I hated him for losing faith in me, for not giving me a chance after everything we had been through. He knew my ability as a judge here in the UK yet he failed to stand by me," she said.
On the other hand, Cowell hit back at Cole by telling a close friend "All I've ever wanted to do was help her - she's always made mistakes surrounding herself with the wrong people."