Inside Cheryl Cole’s X Factor Celebrations

Cheryl Cole had one mega day yesterday after announcing her grand X Factor return, so it’s no wonder she felt the need for a boozy night out with her pals to celebrate.

The former Girls Aloud singer let her hair down in London once the chaos of the X Factor press conference had subsided, joined by ex-bandmate Nicola Roberts, her PA/BFF Lily London, brother Garry Tweedy and musician friend Joel Compass.

Still looking gorgeously polished in her black Lela Rose lattice dress and showing off her new honey-hued locks, Cheryl leans in to give Joel an air kiss in Nicola’s cosy candelit snap of the crew.

‘A kiss for @joelcompass .. Lovely dinner with @ladyccole @garrytweedy @iamlil

Surrounded by huge glasses of red wine, it was no doubt a much needed breather after Cheryl’s manic day of X Factor announcements.

Earlier in the day, the Geordie beauty told the Metro that she’d like to see a fiesty female join her on the judging panel for this year’s 11th series.

‘There are people I would love to join on the panel’, she said. ‘Especially a strong woman, preferably. I’m kind of hoping I don’t have to deal with three guys otherwise I may be appearing on a Saturday night with no hair because I’ve pulled it out!’

Who would you like to see joining Lady Cole in the X Factor hotseat? Let us know below…

By Robyn Munson

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