Example isn't backing Cheryl Cole for The US X Factor

Outspoken British rapper Example doesn’t think Cheryl Cole should be given a role on The US X Factor.

Cheryl‘s yet to be officially confirmed as a judge on the talent show, though the latest rumours suggest she’ll be by Simon Cowell‘s side.

TV bosses are said to have dragged their feet because Chezza‘s not famous enough in America – and Example, 28, agrees.

‘So, Cheryl‘s going to America right? Which doesn’t make sense to me at all,’ Example – real name Elliot Gleave – tells MTV News.

‘Nothing against Cheryl Cole, but who is she in America? No one. 

‘That’s obviously Simon Cowell just doing little favours for her, but think how many American artists they could draw from to get on there.

‘You’ve got a pool of about 50 American artists who you could get to do it, who are more talented and are as pretty as Cheryl Cole.’ 

Example‘s words aren’t the first knock to Cheryl‘s confidence.

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez recently admitted she wasn’t familiar with the 27-year-old Geordie star.

‘Ah, someone mentioned her to me yesterday,’ Jennifer, 41, told Fabulous.

‘She’s a singer, right?
 
‘I don’t know too much about her, I don’t know her music.’

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