FORMER X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has said she does not "even think" about show 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.
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: "Don't really even think about Simon, 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.
She said her musical career was her "priority" and her new album is the "most varied" of her career.
She said: "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."