Simon Cowell confirmed last week that he’s hoping to negotiate Cheryl Cole’s X Factor return this week but it sounds like the star is playing hardball before she inks any contracts!
The Geordie beauty of course made her name on the ITV show, as she took a hiatus from Girls Aloud and she sat on it’s panel when the series achieved it’s best ratings and audience share over it’s ten year history.
Cheryl quickly became the nation’s sweetheart when she replaced Sharon Osbourne in 2008 but things turned sour when Cowell wooed her, convinced her to move to his US series, then sacked her after only a few days on the job.
The pair fell out, stopped talking and Cole wasn’t behind the door over her upset with the music mogul.
She later took X Factor USA’s production company to court and £1.4 million worth of unpaid expenses.
Now it’s said the Promise This hitmaker is considering finally moving on from her disastrous stint on the Fox series and though Cowell suggested recently that her decision is not ‘about the money’ and insisted that she’s more worried about the ‘pressure’, Heat magazine claims the singer has lined up a whole series of demands that she wants met if she’s to come back.
The publication claims Cheryl wants use of Simon’s private jet, as she moves around the UK filming auditions. Tryouts begin in June of this year and filming will continue through the summer as bootcamp and judges houses are shot before the live shows. Cole is clearly planning to travel to all these occasions in style. No Easyjet here!
Insiders also told the magazine that Chez will have ‘unlimited funds’ for her live show wardrobe and will be investing thousands of pounds in designer dresses, custom made shoes and expensive jewellery in a bid to wow audiences when the 11th series kicks off in the autumn.
It was reported earlier this week that even The Voice coach Kylie Minogue is keen for Cheryl to return and insiders say the pint sized pop star has pleaded with Simon to engineer her sister Dannii’s return, along with Ms C.
Cheryl is currently working on her new album – and she’s rather excited about it all – and it’s thought the Under The Sun singer will release her new tunes later in the year, to coincide with her X Factor comeback.
Would you be glad to see Cheryl Cole on the panel again? Leave your comments below…