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Cheryl on US X Factor trailer

CHERYL COLE has made a fleeting appearance in the US X Factor's trailer.

The star (28) who was sacked from the judging panel, appears for just a few seconds in an eight-minute video previewing Simon Cowell's new show.

Most of the video focuses on judges Paula Abdul, Cowell, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger, who replaced Cole.

British presenter Steve Jones, who landed the job over British X Factor host Dermot O'Leary, makes an appearance.

Cole, wearing a red dress, is seen sitting next to producer Reid as he gives his verdict on a teenage hopeful.

Meanwhile, the Girls Aloud star tweeted to say that she had a sleepless night, but concern over her career did not appear to be to blame.

She wrote on Twitter: "Morning. Did everyone sleep good?? Because I didn't. How can a Chihuahua take up a whole bed. And snore like an old man."