Cheryl is an English pop singer and former member of the band Girls Aloud. She became a judge on the UK version of The X Factor in 2008, and in 2011 she joined the American version, she won a payout from producers of X factor USA, after she was dropped from the show after just one episode in 2011.
Simon reportedly offered to let her return to the UK version instead, but Cheryl rejected it. She was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger. Cheryl returned to the UK X Factor in 2014, and also made a guest appearance as Simon’s adviser in 2017. It looks like things are friendlier between them now.
Simon Cowell turns to Cheryl with ‘long phone calls’ after his shock career move
A source told Closer magazine : “Following his split from Sony, he immediately turned to Cheryl and asked for her advice and guidance.
“They’ve always had a love/hate relationship, but at the core is a very deep friendship. During lockdown, they’ve both had more time and space to talk and come up with ideas.
The source added: “He’s always said Cheryl has the magic touch and really values her outlook. She’s also happy to help him out after everything he has done for her personally and professionally.”
Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole Love-Hate Relationship
He is said to have cut ties with his record label after 18 years, the pair have said to have long phone calls plotting what to do next.
Simon Cowell is to take full control of Got Talent and The X Factor producer Syco Entertainment after agreeing to buy out Sony Music Entertainment’s stake in the joint venture.
Cowell is personally buying out the stake and the move will give him sole ownership of the entertainment company. It is the result of a buyback option maintained by Cowell through their joint-venture renewals and a mutual negotiation process.