Cheryl Cole Officially Offered X Factor US Deal?

According to the Daily Mail, UK pop star and X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole has been offered a deal to sit on the X Factor US judges panel when it arrives on these shores Fall 2011:

The 27-year-old has discovered that she’s landed a place on the judging panel of the U.S. version of the X Factor, according to a source, in a deal worth up to £3million.

An insider had already suggested that Cole was a ‘good bet’ to join Simon Cowell on the show next year.

But on Saturday night, Mrs Cole was officially offered the job, the source said, only a week after executives from U.S. television network Fox flew in to watch the ITV talent show – and the judge – in action.

According to reports, Cheryl hopes to launch a music career in the states.  As a side note, she’s been dating Dancing With the Stars pro, Derek Hough.  If the reports are true, guess they’ll be seeing lots more of each other.

Earlier reports suggested that FOX wanted Simon to hire US celebrities, rather than Cheryl, who is famous in the UK, but hardly a household name in the US.

But as we know, whatever Simon wants? Simon generally gets….

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