Cole to quit ‘X-Factor’ to start a family

London: Pop star Cheryl Cole wants to quit ‘X-Factor’ to have a baby.

However, the show`s supremo Simon Cowell is desperate to keep his ace judge and ITV would double her 1.2 million pounds salary, the News of the World reported.

But Cheryl has told him her decision is not about money.

"Cheryl has so much else going on in life. The number one thing on her mind is starting a family. The show is a huge commitment. It`s six months of the year. Cheryl wanted to have a baby with Ashley this year but put it off because of work," an ‘X Factor’ insider told the newspaper.

"She doesn`t want to wait much longer and she`s not keen on having to judge The X Factor while she`s heavily pregnant," the insider added.

As well as having children with Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole, the Geordie beauty also has a music career to pursue.

Already a star in Girls Aloud group, her solo work is the surprise talk of the music industry.

Her first single `Fight For This Love` topped the charts and became the fastest selling song of the year after she performed it live on The X-Factor.

"Simon is very persuasive and Cheryl admires him hugely. He will try to get one last series out of her. For Simon it`s nothing short of a disaster if she does go through with what she`s thinking and walks out of the show," the insider added.

PTI

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