X Factor 2010: Simon Cowell says ‘Cheryl Cole is back to her old feisty self!’

Simon Cowell has revealed that Cheryl Cole is well on the road to recovery and admitted that she is almost back to her old ‘feisty’ self.

The X Factor boss was said to be worried about his protégée after she contracted Malaria on a recent trip to Tanzania. He kept in touch by phone and sent flowers and gifts to her hospital bed but now Cowell says that Cole is most definitely out of the woods.

He told The Sun:

“The worst is over. The texts are getting increasingly feisty so she is obviously on the mend.”

However, the music mogul insisted that he didn’t want Cheryl to return to her judging role on The X Factor until she is completely ready.

He told GMTV:

“I’ve had a few text messages from her over the last few days.

“But judging by the text messages we have had she is really looking forward to going back to work.

“But our job is to make sure she doesn’t come back too quick.

“She’s bored out of her brain and going crazy.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!