Cheryl was photographed arriving in a limousine with blacked-out windows on Wednesday night and spent three-and-a-half hours inside with Simon.
It’s thought that he is desperately trying to persuade her to return to the UK X Factor as a judge following a large dip in the current ratings.
The meeting comes just 18 months after Simon sensationally sacked Cheryl from The X Factor USA and replaced her with Nicole Scherzinger, who now sits on the UK panel. So somehow, we can’t see Chez jumping at the chance of a fresh start on the show.
Around 8 million people are watching The X Factor, compared to 20 million when Simon and Cheryl were judges. Eek!
What we wouldn’t give to have been a fly on Simon’s wall this week… RM