Former judge of both the UK and the US versions of The X Factor, Cheryl Cole has been voted as the best reality TV judge of 2011. Cheryl beat off a whole host of other judges and just pipped Mr X Factor himself, Simon Cowell to first place by less than 0.5%. The news will come as a shock to Simon Cowell, who always boasts that he is the best judge on The X Factor.
Once Cheryl Cole learnt of the news of her victory over Simon Cowell, she took to her official account on the social networking site Twitter to tease the multi millionaire music mogul about it. She tweeted, "'Oh my!' And all in a couple days work, LOVE this @SimonCowell". Simon Cowell has yet to respond but he is bound to do so at some point.
Cheryl Cole fell out with Simon Cowell after he sacked from being one of the judges on The X Factor USA but now it appears that, that decision has come back to haunt him. The best of this year’s X Factor judges was Gary Barlow, who finished in 4th place, with Tulisa Contostavlos just one place behind him in 5th. The X Factor veteran Louis Walsh did not feature.