Cole Fernandez-Versini has reportedly been getting X Factor advice from Victoria Beckham.
The Girls Aloud star is good pals with the Spice Girls singer, and Victoria has been giving Cheryl tips on dealing with new judge Mel B.
A source told heat magazine: "It's no secret that Vic and Mel have never seen eye to eye.
"As soon as filming started, Victoria felt she should get in touch with Cheryl to offer some words of advice in handling her former bandmate."
According to the publication, Mel got in touch with Cheryl to warn her to "stick up for herself".
The supposed insider added: "Victoria gave Cheryl a detailed insight into Mel's personality, warning her that Mel may not realise how dominating she can be."
Cheryl's said to be "really grateful for Vic's advice" but insisted publicly that she and Mel are getting a long great.
She gushed recnetly: "[Mel's] amazing.
“I admit we’re different characters, but it works. she’s hilarious.”
Meanwhile, rumour has it that Victoria may actually join Mel for this year's judges houses.
After tweeting a picture of herself and Victoria, bookmaker Paddy Power are offering odds of 1/2 that she will be putting in an appearance on this year’s show and helping Mel B in her deliberations.
A spokesperson for Paddy Power said, “If Victoria joins as a guest judge the fashion off will go through the roof. Looks like it’s time for Mel to dust off her glad rags.”
The X Factor 2014 airs later this year on ITV.