It’s official! Cheryl confirmed via her instragram today that she is, in fact, coming back for another season of the X Factor!
Cheryl Cole will tomorrow be unveiled as a new judge for the next series of X Factor, the Mirror can reveal.
The former Girls Aloud singer , 30, has signed a £1.5million deal to return to the show for one series after making peace with boss Simon Cowell. He is said to be delighted after she agreed to rejoin and believes she is the secret ratings weapon the ITV show has been lacking.
A music source said: “The deal was done over the weekend. Simon is absolutely delighted to have her back on the judging panel. Over the last 18 months, Cheryl and Simon have got back in touch and slowly repaired their relationship. And in January they had dinner with Peter Fincham at Simon’s London house. There has been to-ing and fro-ing but the deal was finally done in the last 48 hours.
“It’s all very last minute but now there’s due to be an announcement, It’s really exciting. Simon is delighted that she is back. With him and her on the panel it’s a dream ticket.”
This announcement marks an end to months of speculation that Cheryl was to return.
The music source added: “Simon was always very sad about the way things turned out over there and especially the way his relationship disintegrated. Slowly but surely they got things on an even keel and now they are stronger than ever. It was destiny they would be working together again.”
Her deal makes her one of the most highly paid judges on the panel.