X Factor: Cheryl Cole to mentor alongside Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell has reportedly promised Cheryl Cole that if he can’t land her a judging role on his new X Factor series, he will take her on as one of his mentors.

The music mogul is thought to have been fighting a losing battle with Fox bosses over the Girls Aloud star, as they thought she was too low profile for the new show. So he has offered her a spot as ‘guest mentor’ as a consolation prize.

A source told The Sun:

“Every day it looks more and more unlikely that Cheryl will get her dream job – so Simon is looking at alternatives.

“The mentor role is one idea. She knows what it’s like to audition as she was discovered on Popstars: The Rivals.”

They added: “Cheryl wants to be on the big stage in America but is finding herself having to compromise.

“No-one is bigger than Fox, not even Simon Cowell. It is their millions and they want a big return.

“Cheryl cannot guarantee that.”

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