Cheryl Cole to Return as Judge on X FACTOR U.K.

Cheryl Cole to Return as Judge on X FACTOR U.K.

Variety reports that Cheryl Cole has signed on to return to the judge's panel on The X Factor U.K. The singer will reportedly earn £1.5 million or $2.5 million.

UK X FACTOR fans may recall that Cole quit the judging panel in 2011 in order to join the premiere of the U.S. version of the show. However she was let go before the competition even hit U.S. airwaves as producers felt Americans would not be able to understand her North-East England accent.

The show's creator, Simon Cowell, will also return to the British version of "The X Factor". The snarky Brit left the show for a four-year break in order to judge the U.S. show, recently cancelled by FOX.

Cole rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Cole had won a place as a member of the girl group, Girls Aloud. She has been part of the group ever since, and during that time the group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles in the United Kingdom (including four number one singles) and six platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and earned five BRIT Award nominations from 2005 to 2010. In 2009, Girls Aloud won "Best Single" with their song "The Promise". In early 2013, Girls Aloud announced that they had split up.

Cole embarked on a solo career and released her first solo studio album 3 Words (2009) through Polydor records, 3 Words saw the release of three successful singles, the lead single from the album "Fight for This Love" debuted at number one on the UK charts becoming the best selling single of the year. "3 Words" and "Parachute" both peaked within the top five of the UK charts. 2010 saw the release of Cole's second studio album Messy Little Raindrops, which produced two singles, the first being "Promise This" which went straight to number one. Cole released her third solo album A Million Lights on 18 June 2012, with lead single "Call My Name" being released on 11 June 2012, the single became Cole's third number one single. During her solo career Cole has earned three BRIT Award nominations.

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