Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell hold final X Factor talks
Former 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole is said to have flown to Los Angeles for final talks with boss Simon Cowell about a sensational return to the show
Cheryl Cole has held final talks with Simon Cowell regarding an 'X Factor' return.
The former judge is said to be "99 per cent" certain to reprise her role on the next series of the TV talent show after meeting the media mogul in Los Angeles to wrap up negotiations.
A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Her return is now 99 per cent concluded.
"The meeting was a case of tying up some loose ends and things went really well.
"Now Simon and show producers are just waiting on Cheryl's confirmation. Everyone is really excited about the idea of having her back on the show."
Cheryl's decision to fly from London to meet with Simon in the US is reportedly a big sign she is ready to return.
The insider added: "Cheryl is serious about rebuilding a relationship with the show - she wouldn't travel across the Atlantic for the hell of it. She was very keen to hear what Simon's vision is for the new series."
Meanwhile, the 54-year-old show boss has recently hinted that a deal could be close.
He admitted: "I am hopeful we can do something. She still has a poker face at the moment but we both need each other - Cheryl needs the show and we need her. She would be crazy to turn it down."