Cheryl Cole For X Factor
The Girls Aloud star is confirmed to join Cowell and Co
Cheryl Cole has been announced as the new judge on this years X-Factor. The Girls Aloud singer has received the backing of ex-judge Sharon Osborne who announced she was leaving the panel last week. Sharon said of the her decision to leave "We were negotiating and they offered me an obscene amount of money. It didn't change anything. I had to walk away when I did." Cheryl should be well equipped for her new role having been discovered on reality TV show, Popstars The Rivals, in 2002. The Geordie beauty has also been hitting the headlines over the fact she has not been seen wearing her wedding ring for over 5 months. The singer seems unable to forgive him husband Ashley Cole following allegations that he cheated on her, sparking rumours she is set to ask for a divorce.