Simon Cowell has reportedly offered ex-judge Cheryl half a million pounds to return to The X Factor as a guest judge at the Judges' Houses round
Now, we're not silly. We know that Simon Cowell is absolutely loaded.
According to our pals over at heat, One of Si's "top wishes" would be to get Chez back as a guest judge for the Judges' Houses round this year.
Cheryl previously worked on The X Factor as a judge, winning two series (Credit: ITV/ The X Factor
Blimey. Imagine earning a healthy year's salary in two days for sitting on your bum on holiday and listening to people sing. What a life.
A source said: "Simon wants to pull out all the stops for this year's show, and bagging Cheryl's long-awaited return to telly would be one of his top wishes."
And whilst Cheryl has kept an INCREDIBLY low profile since giving birth to her baby Bear in March, could this be enough to draw her out of her "love bubble"?
There was also a whisper about having Chez's boyfriend Liam Payne involved, who himself found fame through the show: "It would be telly gold."
A show insider added: "Nothing's decided yet, but bosses are very fond of Cheryl and when she's ready to do something, of course we'd be interested."
Cheryl and Simon famously fell out after he sacked her from the US X Factor (Credit: ITV/ The X Factor)
After their falling-out over the fact that Simon sacked her from the US version of the show, will Cheryl come back to the limelight for this?
Well, for half a million big ones for two days work, we'd be surprised if she says no.
Watch this space!
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