Cheryl 'Signs £2m Deal To Return To X Factor'
Pop star reported to have snagged £500k pay rise for this year...
A source told the tabloid: "Cheryl knew she was in an incredibly strong position because Simon was desperate to get her back.
"Mel and Louis almost certainly aren't re-signing, but Simon knows Cheryl is a huge draw. Her last contract was pretty impressive, but she is thrilled with this one.
"She loves the show anyway, but being given an extra half a million quid always helps. And as far as Simon is concerned it is money well spent."
Chezza, 31, returned to the show last year along with Cowell himself - while Mel B was also drafted onto the panel.
There has been speculation that Tulisa Contostavlos is being lined-up as a judge as well this year.