Cheryl Cole lands X-Factor job?
her as a judge on the show, despite her lack of fame in the US. TV execs were said to have been worried that no one would know who she is, but according to the newspaper, those worries were silenced when fans started flocking to the auditions. A source said: "Doubts over Cheryl's profile seem to have been dismissed by the reaction to her from people turning up. Fox TV bigwigs dropped many of their objections to her having a judging slot. If she can win over fans so early in her American adventure, she can become a household name when the series starts." It is thought she will be offered a £1.1 million contract later this month, and a source close to Cowell said: "Even though she is still relatively unknown, Simon told Fox TV executives that Cheryl will prove an instant success with viewers when the series begins. He believes Cheryl has that rare ability to connect with viewers that few others have."