Cheryl Cole Says X Factor Return Is For Gary NOT Simon

Cheryl Cole excited us all with the news that she’s returning to The X Factor this season (yay!), helping Gary Barlow with tough decisions when the contestants get through to the ‘judges houses’ stage.

After Simon Cowell tweeted “Welcome back Cheryl”, Cheryl fired back, saying she wasn’t returning because of her former boss: “I saw Simon’s tweet. I’m not doing this for him. I am doing this for Gary as he’s my friend and he asked me to do it.”

She later tweeted: “It’s true. Anything for @GBarlowOfficial”

Cheryl made us all “aww” during her appearance with boyfriend Tre Holloway on The Jonathan Ross Show this weekend, and we can’t wait to see her pal around with Gary on The X Factor. Amazing. BS