Here are the pictures that finally confirm that Cheryl Cole will be making a triumphant return to our screens in the coming months, as she joined Gary Barlow as guest judge for his X Factor judges’ houses segment.
Looking ravishing in a monochrome ensemble, the Under the Sun singer flew into posh Boughton House in Northamptonshire, to aid the Take That singer with his talent-show duties.
As the pair arrived by helicopter, Gary, who was relatively casual, in a t-shirt and chinos, was seen beaming as he stood next to the Geordie songstress – undoubtedly confident in the fact that having Cheryl as a guest mentor is going to see the show’s rating’s increase ten-fold.
Cheryl will help Gary choose the cream of the crop from the over-25s category, but it will undoubtedly be a strange experience for the 29-year-old singer, who is more used to being the judge with the final word.
Cheryl and Gary reportedly hatched the plan following their Diamond Jubilee duet, and both parties are said to be satisfactorily pleased with themselves, having convinced Simon Cowell that Gary’s guest judge would be Robbie Williams.