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Cheryl Cole does not 'even think' about Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole in happier times. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Former ITV1 X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has said she does not "even think" about the show's supremo Simon Cowell any more.

The singer, who shot to fame with Girls Aloud, said it was "kind of irritating" that she keeps being asked about him.

Cheryl Cole said it was "kind of irritating" to keep being asked about Simon Cowell. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Speaking to Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2, she said:

In my mind it's years ago, but people keep talking about him.

It doesn't matter where I go, what interview I'm doing, people want to talk about Simon.

She said she is not likely to work with him in the future, adding:

I don't really even think about Simon, he doesn't really come into my brain.

Cole had a successful stint on the UK version of the X Factor but was dropped from the US version in 2011 only weeks after being publicly given the job.

Cheryl Cole was dropped from the US X Factor only weeks after getting the job. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Archive

She said her musical career was her "priority" and her new album is the "most varied" of her career.

It's got a R&B influence, there's actually some dub step sounds on there, I know a lot of people hear that as noise, but I really like that feeling.

Will's on there, Wretch 32's on there. It's got some dance feel, it's got some ballads and it's got some dubs.