TV boss Mike Darnell, has stood by his decision to axe Cheryl Cole saying that he has "no regrets".
His statement comes after the Geordie judge won plaudits from US critics.
It appears that Mike is content with the current judging panel and is confident of the success of the show without Cheryl.
He said: "It’s easy to love the one that’s gone, but Nicole is great too. Both are stunning but also very different.
"No regrets,but I also love Cheryl."
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