Cheryl might not be having a great time at the moment, but at least she knows she’s wanted.
Simon Cowell has lined up a $2.2million deal for the glamorous Geordie to be a judge on the American X Factor.
And he has already insisted to Fox executives: “She’s our girl!” Simon has held meetings with Fox chairman Peter Rice and President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly where he’s said that the Girls Aloud singer is his first choice. He told them: “I took more of a gamble taking Piers Morgan to the States. Cheryl will be loved immediately.
We’ve got to nail her.”
The TV and music mogul has already spoken in the US about how successful 26-year-old Cheryl could be in America.
He said: “She’d be great over here – Cheryl’s a star.”
But this is the first time Cowell, 50, has moved to tie her down to a deal to be a judge on the show, which starts in 2011. He fears she may get booked up.
Sources tell us Cowell has held several meetings and conference calls with Fox executives over recent weeks. And in the last two he has discussed who he wants to bring on board the judging panel.