Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:30:00 GMT | By IANS

Cheryl Cole sues US 'The X Factor'

Singer Cheryl Cole is getting back at the team behind 'X Factor USA'.


Cheryl Cole sues US 'The X Factor' (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Cheryl Cole has sued the US version of singing reality show 'The X Factor' for 1.4 million pounds - for not paying dues after sacking her as a judge last year.

Cheryl, 29, was dumped by show boss Simon Cowell after she shot for just two auditions episodes. She was replaced by singer Nicole Scherzinger.

The lawsuit filed by Cheryl against Cowell and the team includes 62,000 pounds each year for clothes and 16,000 pounds for hair and make-up.

She also wants 9,400 pounds-a-month for rent which she says was promised and 1,600 pounds-a-month for living expenses, reports the Sun.

"Everyone is surprised by the lawsuit. No judge would be paid for a season they didn't appear on," a source said.

Cheryl claims they promised 1.1 million pounds for season one and 1.25 million pounds for season two -- and expenses, she says, weren't paid for either series.

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