She's back! After a four year break, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is returning to the judging panel with her unique blend of sass, charm and honesty.
She's already topped the charts this year, but now she has her eyes on the crown as The X Factor's winning judge... It’s Cheryl!
What made you decide to come back to the show this year?
Well aside from a lot of begging and grovelling on Mr Cowell’s part, it just felt like the right time. I’d had enough time away to appreciate it and get really excited to find new talent again.
We’ve heard that Simon has been winding you up during filming for the auditions?
Simon has his very own way of being very annoying! He knows which buttons to push and he’ll push them, and push them, and push them. But I play the long game... I’m waiting. Don’t worry about me, I’ll get my own back.
It's the news we were dying to tell you... Cheryl is back!
We announced back in March that the Geordie lass will return to the judging panel this autumn, where she'll no doubt bring her unique blend of sass, charm and honesty, that crowned her the nation's sweetheart. With two wins under her belt - Alexandra Burke in 2008 and Joe McElderry in 2009 - Cheryl's proven she knows talent when she sees it. But can she make it a triple?
I'm very happy and excited to be returning to the X Factor. I'm inspired and ready to find new talent and potential popstars. It's going to be a fun series.
For the eleventh year running The X Factor returns to primetime ITV and ITV2 to entertain the nation.
Wannabe pop stars across the country are preparing to brave the panel of judges and the British public and stake their claim to the winner’s title. And we can promise you series 11 is set to be breathtakingly brilliant. Simon and Cheryl have already revealed they'll be taking up their judges' chairs again, but who and what else can we get excited about as the competition kicks off?
Watch this space for the hottest announcements about our two other judges and even more exclusives over the next few months!