There had been rumours recently that former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole could be set to return to her former role as a judge on the UK version of the hit reality singing competition. However, it has since been confirmed that Cheryl has no intention of rejoining The X Factor and will never return to the show that axed her.
An insider explained, "She is a strong girl and is moving on. She was dumped from X Factor USA and she's made up her mind that she is not going back. She doesn't need to do the show. Cheryl is all about her music now. She lives, sleeps and breathes her new album - it's her passion."
Meanwhile, Cheryl Cole herself took to her official Twitter account to say, "X Factor was a great experience and time in my life and career but is now part of my past. Please #letsmoveonnow #newnewspls Zzzzz *yawns*." The X Factor creator Simon Cowell has certainly got his work cut out in the coming weeks, as he has to find new judges for both the US and the UK versions of the show, as well as finding two new hosts for The X Factor USA, all before open auditions start next month.