X Factor 2012: Cheryl Cole confirms she'll be helping out Gary Barlow!

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow have both confirmed they'll be teaming up on The X Factor this yer for judges' houses.

It had been reported this morning that Cheryl will be joining Gary for his judges' houses section in London next week.

The pair confirmed the news this evening on Twitter, joking about matching their outfits for filming!

"@CherylCole just so we don't clash, I'm wearing the pink suit with the red shoes ;)" wrote Gary.

Cheryl, who was a judge on the show until 2011, replied back: "@Gbarlowofficial Got you !! 😉 see you soon !!!"

X Factor boss Simon Cowell meanwhile tweeted today: "Welcome back Cheryl. X"

It had previously been reported that Gary’s Take That bandmate Robbie Williams was to help out, but the dates for filming clashed with Robbie’s tour.

A source told The Sun this morning: “Only Gary’s intimate inner circle know. He hasn’t even discussed it with Simon or ITV bosses. It’s been seriously top secret stuff.

“They’re all under the impression it’s going to be Robbie. No one even noticed the dates for the recording clashed with Robbie’s new solo tour.”

However the news comes after Cheryl revealed on Radio 1 last week that she hasn’t yet watched any of this year’s show due to a busy schedule in LA.

Let’s hope she catches up on Sky+ before filming!

Nicole Scherzinger was the first to film her judges’ houses section, flying out to Dubai earlier this month with rapper Ne-Yo.

Louis Walsh previously joined forces with Sharon Osbourne in Las Vegas while Tulisa Contostavlos is currently visiting St Lucia with UK star Tinie Tempah.

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The X Factor continues tonight and tomorrow night on ITV1. The judges’ houses section will air next month.

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