Could Cheryl be returning to The X Factor for good? [Getty]
Following months of speculation, and fury from Sinitta, Cheryl was finally confirmed to be making her return to the ITV series.
The chat, which takes place at Simon’s house in France where the pair filmed his Judges Houses, will air on Lorraine next week.
The X Factor: Cheryl joins Simon Cowell at Judges Houses [ITV]
The X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger is tipped to be replaced by Cheryl Tweedy [ITV]
But Cheryl could be about to make an official return to the series.
Speaking on Lorraine today, Dan Wootton made a confession following his interview with Cheryl.
He told Lorraine Kelly that he believes Cheryl will be back for good, amid fears Nicole Scherzinger will leave.
It’s been reported Nicole could reunite with her band The Pussycat Dolls – sparking fears of an exit.
The X Factor: Cheryl is tipped to make a full-time return [ITV]
Now, Dan believes Cheryl’s appearance on the show is a “test run” and that she could replace Nicole.
He explained: “I have a sneaky suspicion that Cheryl may well be back in a full-time role as judge on The X Factor next year.”
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Dan added: “I think Simon is desperate to get Cheryl back on that judging panel.
“I think this could have been a bit of a test run to see if they get on and if they would bond.”
The X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger has sparked fears she will leave the show [ITV]
Dan claimed the pair got along as they teamed up on the show – could Cheryl be back again?
Meanwhile, a clip from the interview saw Cheryl hint why she named her son – who she welcomed with Liam Payne earlier this year – Bear.