Simon Cowell has (allegedly) offered Cheryl Cole the chance to appear on the US X Factor. Again.

For those of you residing under a nice cosy pebble for the last number of months, the singer/professional mime - seen here clearly sporting an "OOOHP DOOOWIIITTT.TT...T" (Mars Attacks much?) at last night's Stylist Picks Launch Party in London - was dropped from her role as a judge on the show earlier this year. However Cowell is said to have extended an olive branch by inviting her not only to sing her debut US single, but to help him mentor his acts for a week. Woooo.

A source told Now magazine that she is giving it some serious consideration. "She and Simon have hardly spoken since she was let go from the show. But just before Cheryl flew out to the US for filming on What To Expect When You're Expecting (plug, plug, plug), she called Simon in an emotional state. She told him she's forgiven him for what happened and wants to put it all behind them and move on..."

... so he can help her kick start her US career. Again.