More US X Factor rumors!
Simon Cowell has reportedly suggested that he wants Cheryl to appear on the US version of The X Factor.
According to the Daily Star, Cowell has already assured the Girls Aloud singer that she has a place on the show.
“I’d love to have Cheryl on the show,” he said. “We have a great chemistry.”
Cowell reportedly winked when he was asked if she was guaranteed a place as a judge, adding: “Cheryl’s a natural star. People can’t help but warm to her.”
He also revealed that he is supporting Cole since her split from husband Ashley, but said: “Cheryl’s a tough cookie. She’ll be fine.”
Sources have claimed that Cole is planning to accept the offer and is now arranging for a divorce from her former husband.
“Simon thinks America will fall in love with Cheryl, just like Britain has,” an insider said. “She has a unique talent for winning everybody over. She gets involved emotionally with her acts, whereas the other judges don’t. She is incredibly passionate, genuine and caring and he knows he needs a judge like that on the line-up.”
The source continued: “Simon also loves that Cheryl isn’t afraid to stand up to him on the show. He knows their banter will be a massive hit with American audiences. Not only does he want her on American X Factor but he wants her to be sat on the much sought-after seat directly next to him. Cheryl has told Ashley. Now they are working out what to do.”
Meanwhile, Cowell also revealed that he has abandoned the idea of having five judges in the next series of The X Factor.
“There will be four judges on both the British and American X Factors,” he explained. “There won’t be a fifth judge this time.”