Cheryl set to make shock TV talent show comeback

Esequiel Farfan
Febrero 15, 2018

Oti and Matthew make up the 'coaching panel on the potential series, which is made by Simon Cowell's Syco company.

A pilot was filmed in front of a live audience this week.

A source told the paper: "Cheryl's always been associated with ITV".

This is marking the star's return after her and Liam Payne's welcomed their son, Bear, last year.

In the practice run, Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo hoted the show, while Glee star Matthew Morrison and Strictly professional Oti Mabuse - which is planned for Saturday nights. "Moving to the BBC is a huge deal for her. But everyone is hoping it'll get the green light".

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The insider added that Cheryl will be "the star of the show" and everyone involved reckons it will be a huge success. "And Matthew and Oti are trained dancers so are ideal choices alongside Cheryl as "dance captains" or mentors". Tuesday was the pilot filming but bosses and Simon have pulled together a strong line-up.

It was claimed just a few weeks ago that the Fight For This Love singer was top choice to replace Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor and was open to a return.

'It is very likely there will be changes in that department from last year, as it is widely felt that last year's series wasn't ideally placed to optimise ratings.

Explaining why he made a decision to replace her with Nicole Scherzinger the music mogul told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Knowing Cheryl like I know her, we noticed she was quieter than normal, looked a bit uncomfortable but I put some of this down to nerves". We've has reached out to reps for ITV and Simon for comment.

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