Simon Cowell Rules Out Cheryl X Factor Return
He’s so impressed by Tulisa and Kelly he’s decided not to invite Cheryl back…
The music mogul had previously said Chezza could return to the show if she wished, but he reportedly changed his mind after being wowed by Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow, who joined the panel this year alongside old-timer Louis Walsh.
A show insider told the Sunday Mirror: “Simon thinks all the judges have done an absolutely amazing job this year. He loves Kelly and Tulisa and there is zero chance of either of them losing their place next year. Cheryl became the nation’s sweetheart... but the past few weeks have proved there is a lot of talent just as capable.
“Now Simon has decided it would be a backward step to reinstate her.”
The source added that SiCo didn’t believe the Geordie was worth more to the show than the current female judges. “He gets annoyed if anyone suggests Kelly Rowland or Tulisa may have to make way for her to return. That is categorically not going to happen,” they said.
But it’s likely Cheryl isn’t fussed – the Promise This singer is keeping busy with new projects, including her first Hollywood film role and a visit to the troops in Afghanistan for the Pride of Britain Awards.