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A LINGUIST has warned X Factor judge Cheryl Cole against changing her accent to crack America.

The 25-year-old Geordie is set to begin elocution lessons to lose her Northern lilt - after telly mogul Simon Cowell booked her in with a top Hollywood voice coach.

Professor Joan Beal said the Girls Aloud singer should not want to be seen as "putting on an act" He added: "In the UK, the Geordie accent is viewed very positively."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 13, 2009
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