X Factor 2014: Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell's top 5 moments

Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole

With the return of Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell to our screens later this year we look back at some of our favourite moments.

It was confirmed last night that Cheryl Cole would be back on The X Factor this year after originally quitting in 2011 to join the US panel.

X Factor boss Simon Cowell tweeted: “It’s official. Cheryl is back. Be careful what you wish for! Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent.”

Meanwhile, Cheryl posted a picture of herself and Simon on her official Instagram page with the caption: “GUESS WHAT!!.. I’m baaaacccckkkkk!!!! #iMayActuallyRingHisNeck“

The pair are set to return to the panel alongside Louis Walsh and an as yet unannounced fourth judge.

Here's five reasons we're glad to have the pair back - add your own in the comments!

Ant and Seb

The singing was bad enough but it really was Cheryl and Simon's attempts to hide their reaction that made this audition...

Fake tan-gate

Cheryl gives as good as she gets when Simon Cowell takes a swipe at her fake tan

Bitchy Cheryl


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Cheryl gets catty

Simon is quick to offer a saucer of milk to a 'catty' Cheryl during auditions

Cheryl gets all embarrassed

It takes a lot to embarrass a girl who punched someone over a lollipop, but it happened.

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