Hollywood beckons: Cheryl Cole may join US X Factor

Friday September 17, 2010

Her stint on the X Factor secured her place as the nation's sweetheart. And now Cheryl Cole looks set to take the States by storm too.

In a move to help launch her US career, the 27-year-old will reportedly join Simon Cowell on the American show when it debuts next year.

According to the Daily Mail, Cheryl will quit the British X Factor for the new US version, making this her last series in Britain.

A source close to Simon told the newspaper: "I would say it’s a good bet that Cheryl is coming to America. It's something that Simon and Cheryl have been discussing for months.

"When Cheryl goes to America she will also launch her music career there too. It’s the next part of her big plan, she's an incredibly hard worker and she will definitely get a boost by appearing on the X Factor, which is set to be a sure fire hit."

"The X Factor will be off air in the UK next year and by the time it returns in January 2012, it is highly unlikely that Cheryl will return," the source added.

It is thought that Simon, 50, has also lined up Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger to join the US judging panel.

Photo: © Rex

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