Sexy singer Cheryl Cole looks set to front the American version of The X Factor reports today are saying. Cheryl is said to have been specially chosen by music mogul Simon Cowell. Senior NBC executives are due to fly into Manchester later this weekend to meet with Cheryl Cole, and watch her in action as she judges the current series of The X Factor in the UK, which is due to hit our screens next month.
“Simon is on the brink of signing a deal to take The X Factor to America, and if he gets his way, Cheryl Cole will be its star,” quotes a source in the Mirror. “He think’s she has an amazing presence and her down-to-earth Northern charm will appeal to the American public. She is also an incredibly beautiful girl.” She will not be paid anything like the million pound salary she’s on in the UK, because obviously she is not well known in the states.
“But if Cheryl is a success, like most of Simon’s shows are in America, it could catapult her into the big league,” the source added. Simon Cowell is said to have declined fronting the show, as he is tied into a deal with rival TV network, Fox for American Idol. And he wont want to cut that deal short, as he is being paid $144 Million dollars PER series.
He has also already made it clear that he plans to quit The X Factor after the current UK series, and is keen for Cheryl Cole to step into his shoes.
Good luck Cheryl, we hope you get the gig!