Jean-Bernard's wife is back as a judge

Cheryl Cole seems to be enjoying her return to The X Factor.

The singer, who is back on the judging panel after three years away, took a cheerful photo of the crowd on Friday as she filmed auditions.

‘Xf audition arena stages… Say cheeeese 😁,’ Cheryl, 31, captioned the picture on Instagram.

Chezza’s reportedly been dishing out advice to contestants and is even said to have warned several male hopefuls not to cheat on their partners.

The Girls Aloud star, who split from first husband Ashley Cole in 2010 following allegations that he’d been unfaithful, made the remarks after the lads were questioned on their love lives by Simon Cowell.

‘Simon was asking if they were hiding secret girlfriends,’ an eyewitness tells the Mirror.

‘Cheryl just leapt in and said that if they were they mustn’t cheat on their lovers. She left them in no doubt she was deadly serious.

‘It raised a few eyebrows, because everyone knows what Ashley Cole put her through.’

Cheryl’s also apparently gone against her fellow judges by suggesting to a 14-year-old wannabe that he focus on his studies rather than the competition.

The newly married star, who got hitched to French love Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini last month, reportedly said of the boy: ‘I don’t think a 14-year-old needs that pressure on his shoulders. He’s got to do his GCSEs.’

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Anna Francis