Pete Waterman, the bloke from Popstars: The Rivals who arguably kick-started Cheryl's rise to fame back in 2002, has given his thoughts on her runion with ex-husband Ashley Cole. One of the original telly judges, Pete also described Cheryl's mess on The X Factor USA as just a part of "showbusiness"
The record producer judged on Popstars: The Rivals alongside Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and current X Factor judge Louis Walsh (yes, he's been on these shows for that long!)
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Pete gave his rather brash thoughts on the current drama surrounding The X Factor and Cheryl Cole.
“I think Cheryl should now and go and have babies with Ashley," he told the tabloid. "They’ve got back together so they obviously like each other."
He added: "What happened with her in America is show business. Simon’s a business man – he will always come first and everyone else is a puppet."