The X Factor is reportedly planning on bringing Cheryl back as a judge next year.
Cheryl returned to the show last month when she joined Simon Cowell at the judges houses stage of the competition.
Cheryl’s comeback, as well as her banter with Simon, was such a hit with viewers that bosses want to bring her back full time, and as current judge Nicole Scherzinger is likely to leave the show next year, there’s a seat going spare.
And ITV are said to be willing to break the bank to do it, offering the Call My Name singer a £1.5million deal to breath new life into the long-running talent show.
A source revealed to The Sun: ‘It looks like Cheryl will be back next year. Simon knows Nicole is likely to leave and he wants a big name, and some much-needed glamour on the panel.
‘He knows he will get that with Cheryl and she would be a really popular signing and a huge hit.
‘Simon has had his own problems lately but has been really keen to get the deal nailed down.’
They went on: ‘He is a huge fan of hers and has been turning on the charm to ensure she comes back.
‘They have had several meetings about it and Simon has had his top people on the case to make sure it is all sorted.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted The X Factor for comment.
Cheryl’s an old hand when it comes to X Factor, having been on the judging panel three times in the past and winning twice with Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry.
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