To quote our favourite Geordie, we could be in for "an emotional rollercoaster".
Simon Cowell confirmed yesterday evening that Chezzer herself was in talks to comeback to the wavering relic that is The X Factor, telling BANG Showbiz at the Britain's Got Talent auditions in London that "it's about whether she wants to do it and whether she can handle the pressure".
"To be fair to Cheryl, it hasn’t been about the money with her." Cowell said, before adding "She had her poker face on".
Having being burned by Cowell and the X Factor brand after getting unceremoniously axed from the US version of the show in 2011, we don't blame her. But now that Cowell's back on board the UK version (after The X Factor USA got cancelled no less), and seeing as she settled her suit against the show for said axing for a cool reported £600,000, Cheryl could be in prime position to come back to the show and pretty much be the best thing on it.
Let's be honest, with Girls Aloud now long since passed and Cheryl's mostly quiet solo career of late, it's not a bad idea for her. Plus, having her back on the panel will not only pull better contestants out of the woodwork, it's is an almost guaranteed ratings jump for the show meaning she can probably name her price.
So that's Simon, Cheryl, Louis Walsh (because what else would he actually do with his life) and who? Nicole Scherzinger has made an comfortable ass groove on the panel with all her "Shamazing" and "No baby no" moments, but are Cheryl and Scherzy to similar to give the panel the diversity it needs? Will Sharon Osbourne come back now that she finally one a series? Or can the Gods of TV be appeased and make Dannii Minogue return to the show?
Who knows. But what we do know is that if Cheryl signs on the dotted line, this will be the most excited about The X Factor we've been in years. More of this please.