Los Angeles was the stage for the world premier of The X Factor USA ahead of its television debut next week

Press and selected fans of the show were treated to an exclusive preview of what to expect in the first two episodes which will air next week on Fox in America. X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Antonio ‘LA’ Reid were in attendance along with former T4 host Steve Jones, who was chosen to present the show.

Press reports from the event say that Cheryl Cole is featured in the first episode although no reason is given for her sudden departure. The former British X Factor judge was dropped from the American version less then a week into the audition process, being replaced by Nicole who was originally due to co-host with Steve. UK fans of ‘X Factor’ can catch the American version the day after it airs in America on ITV 2.

The X Factor USA launches next Wednesday on FOX, and Thursday on ITV 2 in UK

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