Will.i.am to join Cheryl in `X-Factor`

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 09:42 AM IST

London: Cheryl Cole will reportedly be joined by `Black Eyed Peas` star Will.i.am during the `Judge`s House` round of the talent show `The X-Factor`.

The 27-year-old who recently underwent a headline grabbing divorce from footballer Ashley Cole, will mentor a group of participants in a luxurious mansion in Dorset, reported Daily Mail online.

The other four judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Danii Minogue, are taking their group of contestants abroad, but the `Girls Aloud` hitmaker will remain in the UK as she is still recovering from a serious bout of malaria.

Cowell has decided to take his group to Marbella, Spain. Walsh`s group will be taken to his native Ireland while Minogue will welcome the participants into her home in Australia.

And other celebrities who are expected to join the judges to help them make their decisions include Sharon Osbourne and Cowell`s close friend Sinitta.

Cole and Will.i.am had earlier been linked romantically after the rapper produced the 26-year-old singer`s debut solo album, `3 Words`.

PTI