Simon Cowell is introducing Cheryl Cole on the show as TWEEDY – confirming she is dumping her married name.
Show judge Cheryl, 26, is just weeks from divorcing her love rat husband, England defender Ashley Cole.
Pals say she will revert to her maiden name and will have the “Mrs C” tattoo on her neck lasered off.
At Monday’s London auditions, Simon jumped the gun and introduced her by saying: “And this is Cheryl . . . Tweedy.”
A witness said the audience were “stunned”, adding: “Cheryl’s face didn’t give much away. Simon was sort of joshing but she didn’t laugh or look annoyed.”
It is the first time Cheryl has been called by her maiden name in public since she split from Chelsea star Ashley, 29, earlier this year.
The Sun revealed how last month she filed for divorce and lawyers expect it to be sorted within weeks.
Using her old name will be a challenge for her record label, who released her first album under the name Cole.