Simon Cowell Admits He Was “Probably Wrong” About Cheryl Cole

FOX 2011 PROGRAMMING PRESENTATION: The Cast of THE X FACTOR during the announcement of FOX's new primetime schedule on Monday,  May 16 in New York City. (L-R) Simon Cowell,  Cheryl Cole,  and Antonio "L.A." Reed  CR: Brad Barket/FOX

Simon Cowell tells that he was “probably wrong” to fire Cheryl Cole from X Factor. Sort of.

“I worked with her for years in the U.K., and she was sensational, ” he says. “We shot a couple of days, and I just had a feeling — and I was probably wrong – and I think she would disagree with this. And I thought she would be more comfortable on the U.K. show, and we spoke to her.”

“Initially she agreed to it, and we were way into a negotiation, ” Cowell says. “And it all went public and it all went horribly wrong. And she was offered to come back to the show. And she didn’t want to go on that. It was one of those decisions you have to make as a producer.”

What?!!? Is Simon saying Cheryl would disagree that he was wrong to fire her? And that he offered her the job back and she said no?  Am I thoroughly confused, or is Simon spinning this as if Cheryl didn’t want the job anyway?

Ugh. Why can’t Simon just own up to his asshattery without caveats.

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