It's the news we were dying to tell you... Cheryl Cole 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.
– Cheryl's promising a heap of fun this series
I'm so happy that Cheryl has agreed to join the X Factor again," he said, "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!
– Cheryl's 'frenemy' Simon Cowell
Cheryl will be propping up the panel alongside 'frenemy', Simon Cowell, who was delighted to welcome back the Girls Aloud star.
So what can look forward to from the Call My Name singer? Well there's obviously the Simon Cowell put-downs, the frank-but-fair critiques, and not forgetting those amazing outfits... Cheryl, it's great to have you with us, pet!