London: In a U-turn by TV executives, Cheryl Cole has been invited to judge the US ‘X Factor’ after she was dramatically axed from it recently.
“We have offered Cheryl a second chance and she might still come back to US X Factor. Fox have been re-examining the situation and have had a change of heart,” the Mirror quoted a source inside the Simon Cowell camp as saying.
“After the debacle with the UK judging panel we have started negotiating with Cheryl’s camp and the ball is now in her court,” the source added.
However, sources close to Cole had confirmed that there were talks between the two sides, but added that any deal for a return to the US was a long way off.
They also suggested that the offer could be a ploy from Fox TV and Syco to gain the upper hand in any legal negotiations over the singer’s entitlement to 1.2 million dollars possible pay off.