Cheryl Cole rose to fame in 2002 when she auditioned for the ITV reality competition, Popstars: The Rivals
She won a place in the girlband Girls Aloud, and the group won the battle as they took the number one Christmas spot with their hit single Sound of the Underground.
The group went from strength to strength and were named the UK's biggest seeling girl band of the 21st century.
In 2008 Cheryl was offered a judge spot on Britain's The X Factor
and has revealed that she was only given five days to make her deicsion but the posiiton went on to change her life, bringing her into the living room of X Factor fans every weekend.
That same year she went on to release her first solo work, and her debut album 3 Words was number one in the UK for three weeks.
Over the following years Cheryl became hugely successful thanks to her role on The X Factor
, and her follow-up album, Messy Little Raindrops, which also hit the number one spot.
In 2011 Cheryl became the subject of international scrutiny when she became a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the US version of The X Factor, but after serving on the panel for only three audition days, she was dropped.
There was speculation she would return to the UK show but instead Cheryl took the time to work on her third album.
In 2012 Girls Aloud revealed they would reunite for their ten-year anniversary
following a few years off to work on solo projects. They released a greatest hits album and went on a UK-wide tour.
For months rumours abounded that Cheryl would return to The X Factor in 2014 along with Simon Cowell, and in March, Cheryl confirmed her return by posting a cheeky snap
of her and Simon, with the caption: "GUESS WHAT!!.. I'm baaaacccckkkkk!!!! #iMayActuallyRingHisNeck #XFactor2014 #leggooo".