London: Singer Cheryl Cole still could get full payment even after being away from the reality show ‘X Factor’, provided she keeps her mouth shut about her bad experience in the show. Cole is reportedly being offered USD 2 million for not bad mouthing the show or its chief Simon Cowell.

“Cheryl is going to be paid off if things go to plan. The last thing we need is someone with an axe to grind saying bad things about the show before it even starts,” a website quoted a source as saying.

Cole was axed from the 'X Factor' after four days and was replaced by singer Nicole Scherzinger.

“It's is an incredible amount of money for four days’ work, but this is a multi-million dollar show with so much investment, it will be worth it. If she takes the money, she is effectively agreeing to a gag,” the source added.