Cheryl has been speculated to make a comeback to The X Factor as part of the talent show’s big relaunch last year.
The series has been temporarily rested by ITV and Simon Cowell’s team in 2019, after a celebrity version failed to give the concept a boost in its dwindling ratings.
It’s not been confirmed if the series will return, with host Dermot O’Leary ruling out X Factor appearing on the schedule in 2021.
However, it’s been claimed that the team are still on track for a 2022 return, and that it may include Cheryl, who was last seen on the judges’ panel in 2015.
‘Cheryl is still very much in the Cowell fold. She trusts him and he enjoys working with her,’ a source told Sunday Mirror.
‘He brought her back on TV with The Greatest Dancer and could do the same with the new series of X Factor.’
Cheryl is currently due to make her stage comeback in September, after being announced as part of the line-up of Mighty Hoopla festival.
The Greatest Dancer, which aired on the BBC, was cancelled last year after just two series – with Cheryl appearing as a dance captain next to Matthew Morrison, Oti Mabuse and Todrick Hall.
X Factor’s sister show Britain’s Got Talent has also been put on hold for a year as a result of coronavirus restricting the studio audience.
However it is scheduled to start filming again early next year.
Cheryl’s reps declined to comment when approached by Metro.co.uk.