Cheryl Cole's 2million X Factor offer

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 March 2010
Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole's 2million X Factor offer

Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole is in line to be offered $2.2million to appear on the US version of 'The X Factor'

Cheryl Cole is set to be offered $2.2million to judge the US 'X Factor'.

The Girls Aloud beauty - who has been on the judging panel of the British show for two series - is being lined up by music mogul Simon Cowell to join him for the upcoming overseas version of the reality singing competition.

The 50-year-old star has apparently met with Fox chairman Peter Rice and President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly several times recently to praise the singer as they decide who will be on the new judging panel.

Simon reportedly told them: "I took more of a gamble taking Piers Morgan to the States. Cheryl will be loved immediately. We've got to nail her.

"She's our girl!"

Simon has offered the pop star such a huge sum of money because he knows how difficult it will be to persuade her to move from Britain.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Getting the right combination for the panel is imperative and Cheryl ticks all the boxes.

"She is sassy, sexy, confident and knows her stuff musically. Her profile may not be large Stateside yet, but Simon thinks that will work to his advantage as there's an element of mystery about Cheryl which is lacking from so many US stars. The money on offer is huge, but he knows it has to be a lot to persuade her to uproot, albeit temporarily."

The US version of 'The X Factor' will begin in 2011.


Girls Aloud singer and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole performs pop and dance-pop to promote her album A Million Lights.

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