She couldn't have hoped for a better welcome.
There were cries of: "We love you Cheryl!" and cheers from the crowd as Cheryl Cole arrived for her first day of her new job.
The Geordie beauty looked excited at the first round of X Factor USA auditions in Los Angeles.
Super styled - with bouffant hair and a bright outfit of purple Diane von Furstenberg trousers, an orange Oscar de la Renta top, and a turquoise belt - the 27-year-old was ready to face the cameras.
She joined fellow judges Paula Abdul, Antionio "LA" Reid and Simon Cowell in kicking off the first stage of the star search Stateside.
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