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Ex-judge Cheryl Cole to make X Factor return tonight

Cheryl Cole teamed up with Take That star Gary Barlow in her mentor role. Credit: Ken McKay/PA Wire

Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole will be back on the show tonight, almost two years after her departure.

Cole will return as a guest mentor, helping Gary Barlow put his acts from the older "overs" category through their paces during the judges' houses stage of the ITV1 talent show.

She bowed out from the UK X Factor after the 2010 series to take up a short-lived place on the panel for the US version of the show.

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Cheryl Cole gives Will.i.am a ticking off about tweeting

Cheryl Cole performs on stage outside Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee Concert Credit: David Parker/Daily Mail/PA Wire

Cheryl Cole has said she had to stop Will.i.am tweeting while they were standing behind the Queen at the end of the Jubilee concert.

The singer told Graham Norton she stepped in after the avid tweeter pulled out his phone.

She said: "I actually had to warn him as we walked on to the stage. He had the phone at the ready. I'm not joking, I had to say to him 'Put that phone away right now before I kill you'."

The Black Eyed Peas star famously tweeted while running with the Olympic torch and was seen using his phone while filming The Voice.

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Cheryl Cole dazzles at her first Hollywood movie premiere

Cheryl Cole dazzled the red carpet tonight at the premiere of her first Hollywood movie. The Girls Aloud singer, dressed in an off-white Victoria Beckham gown, joined actress Cameron Diaz at London's BFI IMAX cinema for the screening of pregnancy comedy What To Expect When You're Expecting.

Cheryl Cole arriving for the UK premiere of What To Expect When You're Expecting Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Cole - who was dramatically axed from Simon Cowell's US version of The X Factor - makes her big screen debut in the film, playing a TV talent show judge.

Cheryl Cole and Cameron Diaz arriving for the UK premiere of What To Expect When You're Expecting Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Kylie and Cheryl to appear on The Voice

BBC1's The Voice ratings have been down for the past two weeks. Credit: Press Association

Kylie Minogue and Cheryl Cole are among the stars lined up for guest appearances on BBC1's The Voice as the show battles a ratings slide.

The addition of the two chart stars comes as the programme suffered a further audience blow for its results show on Sunday - losing two million viewers in a week.

On Saturday Britain's Got Talent beat The Voice for the second week in a row.

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