The 29-year-old star has held talks with Simon Cowell about being a judge on the talent show again two years after she fell out with the music mogul when he fired her from the programme after she made just three appearances in the first series in 2011.
But Cheryl – who was a judge on the UK version of the show from 2008 to 2010 – and Simon have now reconciled their friendship and he is desperate to get her back on the show.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Simon would love to have Cheryl back. They’re chatting more and more at the moment and he’s hopeful she might be up for coming back.
“She’s still spending a lot of time in the States and wants to move out there so it’d looking more likely to be on the cards.”
Despite entering negotiations about returning to the show, Cheryl joked last week Simon still had some “making up to do” following their fall out.
Should the Girls Aloud singer sign up for ‘The X Factor’ USA again, she looks likely to replace Britney Spears, who has reportedly quit, while L.A. Reid has also left the judging panel leaving just Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell.
Simon is known to be a huge fan of Cheryl and recently admitted she is “one of the most beautiful women” he has ever set eyes on.
He explained: “I mean literally, when she walked on set on the first day in the UK I thought that she was one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen in my life.”