Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue will be returning to X Factor next week when they film the judges’ houses stage of the show.
But, being high maintenance women, they’ve managed to pull a few strings and choose their destinations very wisely.
Cheryl Cole will set up home in Hollywood. She is working on her second album in LA ahead of its release in October.
Cole, 27, was spotted leaving an LA studio this week in her tracksuit and is said to be determined to lay down at least two new tracks before she comes home.
Her workload is going against Cowell’s orders. He wanted her to concentrate on ‘getting 100 per cent better’ and building up her immune system after being struck down by malaria.
It’s just the latest headache for Cowell, 50, after the auto-tuning row erupted this week and he was forced to kick out eccentric contestant Shirlena Johnson.