Cheryl Cole could be joining 'American Idol'

Thursday May 24, 2012

Cheryl Cole could be returning as a TV judge on American Idol, according to reports.

Show executives have approached the singer about appearing on the panel, according to the New York Post.

The newspaper said that if a deal is reached, Cheryl, who was sacked from the US X Factor, could join Jennifer Lopez on the panel, or replace her What To Expect When You're Expecting co-star if J-Lo decided to quit.

"It will be interesting to see how Jennifer deals with another beautiful woman sitting alongside her," a source said of the Latina singer, who is rumoured to want to pursue other projects.

Cheryl has been focusing on her career as a pop star since leaving Simon Cowell's US X Factor, a rival to American Idol, and being replaced by Nicole Scherzinger.

She came under fire for lacking stage presence and for her accent, but sources told The New York Post that Idol executives don't see that as a problem.

Photo: © Rex

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