Aaron Nelson says Cheryl Cole isn't the chosen one

Derek Hough‘s stepdad Aaron Nelson reckons that Cheryl Cole‘s American X Factor hopes are over.

We’ve all been waiting to hear if the singer and UK judge landed a job on the US panel for the show’s launch this year, but Aaron – who’s married to Derek‘s mum Marianne – says Cheryl‘s not been hired.

‘She didn’t get the X Factor job,’ he tells The Sun. ‘Our heart goes out to her. 

‘Showbiz is always competitive, everyone wants to do well.

‘Its so tough for her.’

If Aaron’s info is right – and as we reported earlier this year –  Cheryl, 27, may still nab a Sinitta-style mentoring role with Simon Cowell on the show.

Simon
is full of guilt and hates the fact that he has spent all these months
promising her a big break in America,’ a friend of Simon, 51, tells the Sunday Mirror.

‘It’s no secret how much Simon adores Cheryl.

‘He loves
having her alongside him and flirting with him, and thinks she is a
great talent-spotter and judge and works with him well on the panel.

Fox don’t feel she’s a big enough name to be a judge – it’s as simple as that.’

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