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X Factor judge Simon Cowell has reportedly admitted he feels 'guilty' over Cheryl Cole's sacking from the US version of the show.
The music mogul apparently said there was nothing he could do about her exit from the show and he was 'sorry it didn't work out.'
'He loves Cheryl and did everything in his power to get her on US TV,' a source told The Sun.
'But channel chiefs just weren't happy. It was a necessary evil and he feels terribly guilty about it.
'He knew he'd get a slap in the face from her for all of this - and he certainly got one. But he doesn't want any bad blood.'
Cowell was booed by the audience on Britain's Got Talent last night (May 30th) over Cole's sacking.
'He was saying, 'She's had it with me. I've hurt her and she won't forgive me for this',' a source added
'He is really worried that she won't speak to him ever again.'
Cheryl won't be appearing on the UK version of The X Factor either after it was officially confirmed Gary Barlow, N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland will join Louis Walsh on this year's judging panel.