We have to wonder why Simon Cowell would even feel "hopeful" that Cheryl Cole could be rejoining the X Factor USA judging panel considering how clear her anger was about how she got fired.
Cheryl was of course sacked and replaced with Nicole Scherzinger after only a few weeks leading to a major fallout between the singer, Simon and the X Factor production team.
But with the Girls Aloud split allowing Cheryl Cole to move out to the States, Simon is hoping to win her back.
Speaking to The Mirror, a source said,"Simon would love to have Cheryl back.
"They're chatting more and more at the moment and he's hopeful she might be up for coming back.
"She's still spending a lot of time in the States and wants to move out there so it'd looking more likely to be on the cards,"
But considering Cheryl has filed a lawsuit against X Factor USA's production company Blue Orbit for lost earnings of £1.25 million. we just aren't sure.
Do you think Cheryl Cole should go back to the show? Or come back to the UK panel like we all wish she would?
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