Cheryl Cole: officially single by October

Friday August 20, 2010

Cheryl Cole will be officially divorced by the time she returns to the X-Factor.

The Girls Aloud singer will be free of Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole when she returns to the talent show to join fellow judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh, according to the Daily Mail.

Her appearance will mark eight months since it was first announced that Cheryl was separating from her husband amid revelations of his infidelity in February.

The beautiful brunette was forced to abandon her role as judge on the X-Factor after being struck down by malaria.

The moment she collapsed during auditions will be screened on Saturday night on the show's return to ITV, where an estimated 11 million viewers will witness her misfortune.

Moments before, she is seen telling the other judges: "I don't feel well at all. I am definitely coming down with something."

She contracted the disease on a trip to Tanzania, Africa with rumoured new love Derek Hough.

Cheryl will also squeeze a revealing interview with a fellow judge into her hectic schedule, detailing her tumultuous year on Piers Morgan's ITV show, Life Stories.

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