XFactor 2014 judges: Cheryl Cole hints at return

Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell

Cheryl Cole has been hinting a return to The X Factor UK on her Twitter account.

The Girls Aloud star last appeared on the British series in 2010 before moving to the US show in 2011.

But Cheryl's plans for world domination ended after just two weeks when she was axed from the panel and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger (who was herself also later given the boot).

Now The X Factor USA has been axed itself and Simon is desperate to get Cheryl back on the show here in the UK.

Suggesting she'd be up for a return, Cheryl today posted the picture below of herself and Simon on the show with the 'TBT' (Throw Back Thursday) hashtag.

X Factor boss Simon confirmed this week that he wanted to see Cheryl working on the panel again and it was just a case of whether or not she wanted to.

Speaking on Tuesday, the music mogul told reporters in London about rumours of Cheryl's return: “It’s about whether she wants to do it and deal with it again.

“She’s looking and sounding the best I’ve seen her in years.”

Talking at auditions of Britain’s Got Talent at the Hammersmith Apollo, the record label boss added: “I would love Cheryl to come back.

“I tell you why. Apart from the fact she is a star, when she is on it she is on it. So we will have to wait and see.”

Simon has already confirmed his return to The X Factor while it's expected Louis Walsh will also be back for what will be his eleventh series.

As for who could be joining the pair and possibly Cheryl, Rita Ora is currently one of the favourites but Dannii Minogue seems to have been ruled out.

According to The Sun, while producers are keen for Simon and Cheryl to return they don't want to go back completely the panel of 2010.

Other names linked to the show include Gary Barlow's Take That pal Robbie Williams and former X Factor finalist Olly Murs.

A spokesperson for The X Factor commented earlier this month: “The make up of the new panel is still being finalised. We expect contracts to be signed in May with new judges.”

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