Liam Payne: Simon Cowell 'desperate' for Chery to return to X Factor in 2018
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 October 2017
Pop star Liam Payne says music mogul Simon Cowell is "desperate" for his girlfriend Cheryl Tweedy to return as a judge on 'The X Factor' next year
Liam Payne says Simon Cowell is "desperate" for Cheryl Tweedy to
return as a judge on 'The X Factor' next year.
The former Girls Aloud member gave birth to the couple's son Bear in
March and her 24-year-old boyfriend has insisted that the music mogul
is prepared to replace Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne or Louis
Walsh on the panel with Cheryl in 2018 when she's ready to return to
Speaking ahead of Cheryl's appearance alongside Simon at the Judges'
Houses, Liam said: "Cheryl and Simon spoke about her going back next
year. Obviously Simon is desperate to get her back."
He added: "Cheryl and Simon have such a lovely relationship.
"Obviously she's been off for quite a long time with Bear but it was
great for her to get back out and do the Judges' Houses."
The One Direction star launched his solo career shortly after Bear was
born and says the couple are fully supportive of each other's career
choices, however he admitted he is keen to see Cheryl "get back to
He said: "We're all edging for her to get back to work, it's just
finding the right time and the right way to do things.
"This is the first time she's been away from the industry for a long
period of time in her whole career and sometimes that's a beautiful
thing to have.
"She's got the opportunity to choose exactly what she wants to do and
I think it's great.
"When I look back on it, it was crazy that I went back to work really early on."
Meanwhile, he praised his girlfriend's mothering nature and said she
couldn't be a better mother to their tot.
He said: "She's the most fantastic mum, which was no shock to me. I
knew she was going to be incredible."