Cheryl Cole was a judge on The X Factor in the UK from 2008 to 2010
Cheryl Cole is reportedly being lined up to replace Jennifer Lopez as a judge on American Idol.
It's claimed TV bosses are offering Cheryl a contract worth up to £6m amid speculation that J-Lo, 42, is quitting the show.
But they're said to be so keen on the Geordie singer that they plan to sign her up even if Jen doesn't leave.
'It will be interesting to see how Jennifer deals with another beautiful woman sitting alongside her,' a source tells Metro.
The news will come as a surprise to Simon Cowell, 52, who hired Cheryl as a judge on US X Factor but axed her after just a few weeks in May 2011.
Cheryl was last year rumoured to be returning to The X Factor in the UK but insisted that her days on Simon's programme are behind her.
'X factor was a great experience and time in my life and career
but is now part of my past .. Please #letsmoveonnow #newnewspls Zzzzz
Tweeted Cheryl, 28.
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