Katy Perry has backed Cheryl Cole to return to The X Factor 2014.
The former X Factor guest judge warned Simon Cowell he'd have to answer to her if Cheryl wasn't on the panel this year.
Katy is quoted as saying via a source, according to Yahoo OMG! (so it's could be totally rubbish): "Of course I want to see Cheryl back on The X Factor - who doesn't right? Simon don't be mean - just pay her what it takes - The British Public want her back on their TV!”
And the Roar 'hitmaker' added to the website: “Cheryl is absolutely adorable - and if I perform on The UK X Factor next season and Cheryl isn't one of the judges - then Simon you are going to have me to answer to.”
According to the bookies Cheryl is widely expected to be back on the panel alongside Simon this summer, with the pair both odds-on to become judges on the UK show once again.
Louis Walsh is evens to return for an eleventh series but the fourth spot seems up in the air, based on the odds provided by bookmakers Ladbrokes.
A surprise return for Sharon Osbourne despite announcing her departure is given odds of 6/1 while Mel B is at 8/1 and Katy Perry is a 10/1 shot.
The X Factor 2014 will air on ITV in the summer.