Hurrah! Having finally fully recovered from her bout of malaria, we can confirm that Cheryl Cole is BACK, and filming for the X Factor.
A press conference to launch the new series took place in London this morning, in preparation for the first episode on Saturday night (excited squeal!)
And with the judges unable to attend in person, Simon, Louis and Cheryl recorded video messages shown on a giant screen to the waiting press.
While Louis and Simon joked around in their joint message, it was Cheryl’s that everyone really wanted to see…
View the new photo from the press launch in HQ here!