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Monday 28 July 2014

Cheryl to make X Factor return thanks to Cowell's €2.4m offer

Alyson Henry

Published 24/02/2014|07:51

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Cheryl Cole is set to return to the the X Factor judging panel. (Instagram/Cheryl Cole)

Cheryl Cole is set to return to the the X Factor judging panel.

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No doubt the singer will be sitting pretty following reports she is being offered ¿2.42m to rejoin the programme despite having been kicked off the American version in 2011.

The 30-year-old singer is set to replace former Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger who announced she would not be returning to the programme this year.

Reports suggest that Cole is in talks with Simon Cowell, who is trying to encourage her to return.

Last week Cheryl posted a picture of herself on Twitter with the music mogul causing the rumour mill to go into overdrive. Cole was fired from the American version in 2011 because US executives felt the public wouldn't be able to understand her accent and feared her profile wasn't big enough in the US.

The sacking was humiliating for the singer who took the show's producer, Blue Orbit, to court for €1.67m loss of earnings.

Details from the court case show the singer was promised a salary of ¿1.31m for the first season of the Fox show and ¿1.46m for a second season.

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Cheryl Cole  attends the Roberto Cavalli show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014

She was paid for the first season, but not the rest of her salary. A settlement was reached out of court with Cole reportedly walking away with an estimated ¿1.09m.

Last year Cowell claimed he had made up with Cheryl. This certainly seemed to be the case at the singer's 30th birthday with the music guru buying the star a land deed -- making her a lady.

The star uploaded a picture of the deeds to her Instagram account showing she had become the lady of a piece of land in the Scottish Highlands thanks to Cowell.

With the offer of ¿2.42m on the table if she returns, it looks like Cheryl Cole may certainly reign as Lady of X Factor some time soon.

(The Herald)

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