It has been reported that former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is wanted back by Simon Cowell and he will be looking to get her back on the show next year. While it has been claimed that Cheryl could be set to replace Tulisa Contostavlos, there is also the fact that Gary Barlow is unlikely to return next year.
An insider told The Mirror, “Simon sees Cheryl and Nicole as the dream team. He believes those two women on the show would pull in viewers and make it so much more appealing than the current series. Simon thinks people would watch it in their droves so he is currently lining up an audacious bid to offer her.”
They added, “He knows Cheryl won't be cheap but more importantly he knows he needs to offer her the right role. She has resisted going back despite him offering Cheryl the UK X Factor after the US situation went wrong. He doesn't expect it to be easy but Simon likes a challenge.”
Gary Barlow is likely to quit The X Factor next year to spend some time with his family, while working on some new material with Take That, before then going on tour. There could also be a double replacement, with Cheryl Cole replacing Tulisa Contostavlos and a new male judge replacing Gary Barlow.
The X Factor results show is on ITV1 tonight.