And after joking “Be careful what you wish for”, the music mogul added, “Most importantly she’s a brilliant judge of talent”.
Cole herself wrote on her Instagram, “GUESS WHAT!! I’m baaaaaccccckkkk!!!”. The former Girls Aloud star added a cheeky picture of her with her hands around Cowell’s neck joking with the hashtags, #IMayActuallyWringHisNeck #XFactor2014.
It’s news that’s been bubbling under for several weeks now, with Cowell hinting it was up to the former Girls Aloud star as to whether she returned.
“It’s about whether she wants to do it and whether she can handle the pressure, so I’m not quite sure yet,” Cowell told BANG Showbiz, adding that Cole seemed to have her “poker face on” but that he was keen to “go back to where we left off in 2010”.
The Geordie singer gave her own hint she’d be back on the X Factor, posting a photo of herself with Simon on the panel on her Instagram account. A ‘Throwback Thursday’ post with a big hint it seems.
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