By J J ANISIOBI
When Cheryl Cole was ousted from the US version of the X Factor, she maintained a mostly dignified silence about what had happened.
But now she has lifted the lid about her public bust-up with X Factor supremo Simon Cowell after he cut the singer's American career short.
The former Girls Aloud star, 29, revealed how she sent the music mogul an expletive-filled text message in which she told him: 'I hate you,' and condemned him for not warning her about her sacking face-to-face.
In her new autobiography Cheryl: My Story, she also accused Cowell of valuing his business more than their friendship following last year's spat as she brands him a gutless weirdo.
After finding out she was off the show she angrily text Simon: 'F*** you. F*** Britain's Got Talent. F*** the orange and purple outfit. F*** big hair. F*** the UK X Factor. F*** you all.'
Cole, who was a judge on the UK X Factor for three years, said that after the first day of filming auditions for the US show in 2011, the record label boss asked her if she wanted to return to the UK.
Describing his comments as 'irritating beyond belief' she said: 'He [Simon] seemed more arrogant than ever and he began speaking quite rudely to the contestants as he told them what to do and where to go next.'
Cowell also told her that her big hairstyle and choice of colour-blocking clothing was all wrong and she would have to change it before she appeared on the show again.
Three weeks later while on a break from filming, Cole said she was asked to meet X Factor's executive producer in a London hotel where she was told she was being axed from the US show but still had a place as chief judge on the British programme, where she could take Gary Barlow's role.
The producer also mentioned her strong Geordie accent may have been a factor in the decision, she said.
In the book, serialised in The Sun Sunday, the singer, who found fame in 2002 on reality television show Popstars: The Rivals, said she refused the offer.
Speaking about Simon, she said she was angry and upset that he couldn't tell her himself despite the fact they were supposed to be good friends.
Cole said she wrote in her text to the entertainment entrepreneur: 'I hate you. I understand you're a businessman, and what I've learned from this is that business means more to you than our friendship.'
The singer was replaced on the US X Factor with Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger, who is a judge on this year's UK series.
She said she made up with Cowell around six months later, with the mogul describing the decision to axe her as 'the worst mistake' of his life.