In a matter of weeks, Cheryl Cole has gone from the X-Factor judge we were most excited to see... to someone without a job.
Earlier this month, Simon Cowell tried to explain what happened with the British pop star - who was removed from his show's judging panel after just a couple days of auditions - and now Cole herself has spoken out for the first time about the flap.
Dear X-Factor: WHY?!?
“Hi my Gorgeous ones," Cole wrote on her blog. "It’s me! I wanted to talk to you all direct, and first and foremost thank you all for your continued love, unbelievable LOYALTY and support and remind you that I love you all to bits. Where do I start? I have had the weirdest past few weeks (nothing unusual there though.) I wouldn’t even know how to begin to tell you all about it."