Simon Cowell "desperate" to get Cheryl Cole back on The X Factor UK

Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell

Now Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole are friends again after her got rid of her from The Factor USA, the music mogul is reportedly "desperate" to find the Geordie singer a new role on the UK version of the show. The Mirror claims that Cheryl could be a "surprise addition" to this year's live shows!

A source said that after the pair patching things up, Simon made it his goal to get Cheryl back onto the reality show in some capacity.

The insider said: "Simon’s made no secret of the fact he’d love to work with Cheryl again and, as far as he is concerned, the door is always open to her.

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"At the moment, there is a fifth guest judge role on UK X Factor and Simon is desperate for Cheryl to alternate with him in this role."

The source added: “She’d be a fantastic surprise addition to the live final stages of the show.”

It was previously reported that there was a "long-standing plan" to get Cheryl back on the show a judge, it just needed the Girls Aloud babe on board.

"There is a long-standing plan in place for Cheryl to return to the show in time for the live finals," the source said earlier this month, "There is a fifth guest judging role there – and Simon Cowell would love for her to take it.”

We'll be honest: We don't love the idea. Is five judges and sixteen contestants going to be just a little too much for the live shows?

Time will tell, we guess!

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