Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and ITV bosses have spoken of their excitement about Cheryl Cole's return to The X Factor. Louis Walsh tweeted saying 'oh no!'
"I am so happy that Cheryl has agreed to join The X Factor again.
"The last time we worked together in the UK was incredible and produced some really successful artists. Obviously the plan is to do the same again... so it's back to work."
"It's official. Cheryl is back. Oh no."
"She was an extremely popular judge who struck a real chord with our viewers, and we're looking forward to welcoming her back on screen this autumn."
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