Speculation has been rife for months over whether Cheryl Cole is set to take a place on the US X Factor judging panel.
And whilst nothing has been officially announced, confirmed judge LA Reid might have let the cat out of the bag.
When asked how the X Factor would differ from American Idol, the music producer answered: "We're gonna compete against Americal Idol just fine.
"I'm very confident. But along with Simon Cowell and Cheryl, I don't know who the other judge is."
When Simon's official spokesperson was asked about the remarks, they replied: "No comment."
The music mogul has apparently been trying to persuade the show's producers for months to hire Cheryl, 27.
But they hold concerns over her strong Newcastle accent and her low-profile in the US.
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