Simon Cowell has said rumours that Cheryl could be back on The X Factor are “bulls**t”.
Reports stated the music mogul wanted Cheryl back on the line up for the new series to keep fans tuned in.
A source told heat Magazine: “Simon knows having Cheryl on the X Factor will be TV gold and viewing figures will go through the roof, as everyone will tune in to see what she looks like and how she’s changed since becoming a mum.”
The insider added: “He’s putting no pressure on her to make a decision yet. However, he has also said she can have whatever she wants and that everything can fit around her.
“Simon’s told her she can bring Bear with her so she doesn’t have to leave him, as well as her mum or Liam, who can look after him while she’s filming.”
However, it seems Simon has other ideas… stating the reports are “bulls**t”.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I haven’t spoken to her in six months.”. So it looks like Cheryl might not be returning after all.
The X Factor returns to TV later this year.