This could be an indicator of Chezza's future plans...

Cheryl Cole has faced weeks of speculation about whether she could return to The X Factor but it looks like she might just shut down the rumours for good…

The singer – who has been busy enjoying mum life since welcoming baby Bear with boyfriend Liam Payne in March – appears to have revealed that she WON’T be going back to the show after reportedly closing the company that handles her wages for the programme.

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Cheryl, 34, is said to have ‘liquidated’ CherCo Productions Ltd according to documents filed at Companies House.

‘Cheryl isn’t going back onto the panel, even as a guest judge,’ an insider tells The Sun Online. ‘She’s moving forward and currently has no plans to return.

‘She had a great few years working on The X Factor – she won it twice – but currently, she’s looking ahead and the focus next year will be all about her music.’

CherCo Productions Ltd was apparently worth £1.9million when it was shut down and it cost £9,000 to liquidate it.

It comes amid recent rumours that Chezza – who was a judge on the series between 2008 and 2010 and then returned for 2014 and 2015 – might come back as a guest at this year’s Judges’ Houses round.

Simon Cowell later denied reports that he’d offered Cheryl £500,000 to return, joking: ‘That’s more than I would earn.’

But he didn’t rule it out and admitted he thought ‘it would be good for her.’

The judging panel for this year’s series of The X Factor remains unchanged from 2016, with Simon taking his seat alongside Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.

Meanwhile Cheryl has been keeping a low profile since giving birth in March but recently revealed she’d returned to work by sharing a snap from behind the scenes of a L’Oreal photoshoot.

And even though it now looks like an X Factor comeback is unlikely, the show will undoubtedly always hold a special place in her heart as it’s where she first met boyfriend Liam many years before their romance began. Awww.