Cheryl Cole's dream comes true

Cheryl Cole has been working hard to impress US X Factor executives – and it looks as if it’s paid off.

Cheryl is reported to have been confirmed as a judge on the reality show after Simon Cowell finally managed to persuade TV network bosses she was The One.

‘He believes Cheryl has that rare ­ability to connect with viewers that few others have,’ a source tells the Sunday People.

‘Even though she is still relatively ­unknown, Simon told Fox TV
executives that Cheryl will prove an instant ­success with ­viewers when
the series begins.’

Cheryl, 27, is expected to ­sign a ­£1.1million ­contract later this month. Her closeness to Black Eyed Peas star and dancer Derek Hough has also helped boost her US fame rating.

Simon, 51, and Cheryl are likely to juggle the US and UK shows, flying to and fro across the Atlantic. US auditions have already started – with the TV show broacast from September.

UK auditions began is May and should begin on ITV1 in August.

But however heavy her schedule, the Geordie star is ready for a new life and new challenges.

‘I really plan not to plan,’ Cheryl tells Glamour.

‘I’ve had my life mapped out for the best part of 10 years, so for now I just want to enjoy myself and live in the moment.’

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