It’s been rumoured since last year.
But now Simon Cowell has confided that Cheryl Cole will be back on the X Factor panel this year.
Taking to his Twitter account today the music mogul tweeted:
‘It’s official. Cheryl is back.
‘Be careful what you wish for!
‘Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent. (sic)’
New reports have said that Cheryl will be receiving a lovely £1.5 million to return to the show so there is no wonder she said yes to going back on the show.