D'you know, I kind of had a feeling this was going to happen... You probably did too. Spooky. Not that it was blatantly obvious, or anything, we're all just soothsayers and didn't know it until now. Thank you, Simon, for helping us to collectively acknowledge our inner fortune tellers. There was NO other way of knowing this was going to happen, right?

Anyway, it's officially happened. Cheryl went to the bother of announcing it via her Instagram yesterday evening.  She helpfully captioned it: "GUESS WHAT!!..  I'm baaaacccckkkkk!!!! #iMayActuallyRingHisNeck #XFactor2014…"

Meanwhile, He Who Shall Not Be Named tweeted:

How much will she be paid for her trouble? A reported £1.5 million. The rumoured $2 million she got off Simon for her unceremonious booting from X Factor USA must have run out. Those bills won't pay themselves, you know!