As Cheryl Cole's pictured meeting with Simon Cowell - we remember just why she's the judge with the X Factor

Don’t get me wrong – we’ve loved Nicole Scherzinger and Kelly Rowland.

We didn’t even mind Tulisa (at first).

But there’s no denying what The X Factor really has been missing that little bit of Cheryl Cole sparkle.

Without Cheryl there’s no pizazz, no glamour and none of those great headlines that only a certain Geordie can bring.

Frankly it’s no wonder Strictly waltzed off with the National Television Awards and the best ratings last year.

Let’s look at the evidence…

CHERYL STANDS UP FOR HERSELF: No one quite puts people in her place like Chezza. Remember that moment she took on Wagner?

CHERYL KNOWS BEST: The whole nation was outraged when Cheryl Cole decided to take Cher Lloyd through to the live shows in 2009 instead of Gamu Nhengu. But guess what – Cheryl knew best. Cher’s now having MEGA success in the US

CHERYL TUGS AT OUR HEARTSTRINGS: Remember how we all held back the tears when defiant Cheryl performed Fight For Your Love on the show? Ashley Cole should be ashamed…


CHERYL STRUGGLES ON TO THE BITTER END: She even collapsed with grace. We love Nicole, but she didn’t up the ratings after collapsing on air with malaria did she? Hell no!


CHERYL’S THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN HANDLE SIMON!: He described her as a ‘beautiful cat toying with a mouse’, and he was right. No one knows how to wind Simon Cowell up like Cheryl

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Welcome back Cheryl Cole – we’ve missed you!

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