Cheryl Cole has returned to The X Factor judging panel, it has been revealed. The 30-year-old Newcastle lady, who previously appeared on the panel and won the show twice with Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry, was speculated to be coming back during the annual rumour mill.
Simon Cowell tweeted, “It’s official. Cheryl is back. Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent.”
Cheryl has said she is “happy and excited” about her return to the hit show and tweeted a picture of herself pretending to throttle the programme’s creator, with a tweet which read: “Guess what. I’m baaaacccckkkkk.”
Fellow judge Louis Walsh said on his Twitter page: “It’s official. Cheryl is back. Oh no.”