CHERYL has been ‘touted for an X Factor return’ when the show relaunches next year.
The ITV singing competition has been off our screens since 2018, with a celebrity series airing in 2019 and the coronavirus delaying any return last year.
Cheryl has reportedly been touted for a return to the X Factor judging panelCredit: Rex Features
Cheryl was last seen on TV judging another of Simon Cowell’s shows, The Greatest Dancer, and her name has been mentioned in X Factor meetings, the publication claims.
A source told the outlet: “Cheryl is still very much in the Cowell fold. She trusts him and he enjoys working with her.
“He brought her back on TV with The Greatest Dancer and could do the same with the new series of X Factor.”
Cheryl hasn’t been a judge on the show since 2015Credit: Rex Features
The X Factor has been off air since 2018 but could be relaunched next yearCredit: Getty – Contributor
The Sun has contacted an X Factor representative for comment on the reports.
Meanwhile, Simon’s other major show, Britain’s Got Talent, has been cancelled until 2022 over safety fears.
The Sun revealed last month that filming for the live shows had become impossible in the current climate.
It comes just days after it was revealed auditions for the upcoming series had been pushed back.
Britain’s Got Talent will not air in 2021 due to coronavirusCredit: Rex Features
In a statement, ITV confirmed the news and said: “Despite everyone at ITV, Thames and Syco doing their best to make it happen, and with our absolute priority of safeguarding the well-being and health of every person involved in the programme from judges, hosts and contestants to all of the crew and audience, the decision has been made to – unfortunately – move the record and broadcast of the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent.”
Insiders said they were hopeful the show could continue as normal next year.