Cheryl Cole has lifted the lid on her public bust-up with X Factor supremo Simon Cowell after she was axed from the US version of the show.
The former Girls Aloud star, 29, said she was asked to meet X-Factor's executive producer in a London hotel during a break from filming in the States.
There she was told she was being dropped from the US show but could still have a place as chief judge on the British programme - an offer she refused.
In her autobiography she said: "(Cowell) didn't even have the guts to phone or send a message warning me what was coming.
"I was furious with Simon for letting it it happen like this. I believed we had a good friendship and I couldn't understand why he just hadn't been straight with me."
Cole said she wrote in an expletive-filled text to the entertainment entrepreneur: "I hate you. I understand you're a businessman, and what I've learned from this is that business means more to you than our friendship."
The singer was replaced on the US X Factor with Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger, who is a judge on this year's UK series.
She said she made up with Cowell around six months later, with the mogul describing the decision to axe her as "the worst mistake I ever made".