Simon Cowell wants Cheryl Cole back

Cheryl Cole is said to be top of Simon Cowell‘s list to replace Kelly Rowland as a judge on The X Factor.

The TV boss is reportedly planning a complete revamp of the British show after admitting he thought last year’s panel of Kelly, 30, Tulisa Contostavlos, 23, Gary Barlow, 41, and Louis Walsh, 59, wasn’t ‘bold’ enough. 

‘We’d welcome her with open arms,’ an insider tells the Daily Mirror.

‘She was hugely popular and she’s totally gorgeous. We’d love to have her back.’

Cheryl left the UK show to take part in Simon‘s US X Factor last year but was axed after just a few days.

Her relationship with Simon fell apart but they’ve since made up and the media mogul recently hinted that Cheryl, 28, could be making a return to our screens.

‘She could be a panellist again if she wanted to – 100 per cent,’ Simon, 52, told The Sun.

‘I don’t know if she would, I think she probably misses me.’

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