When reports emerged that Cheryl Cole had been axed from the US X Factor, speculation was rife over whether she would return to the British counterpart.
But having been made a lucrative offer by the hit show last week, the songstress has reportedly refused to take phone calls from television executives, including Simon Cowell, to discuss the option.
As a result, they decided to withdraw their proposal.
"That’s it. Cheryl will not be returning to the British X Factor," a television source said.
"People have been trying to speak to her and persuade her this would be a good idea, but she’s been uncontactable."
The 27-year-old is believed to be back in the UK, having swiftly fled the US following her sacking.
Cheryl's representatives, the show's production team and broadcaster ITV have so far declined to comment.
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