Cheryl Cole To Become The UK's Answer To Oprah Winfrey With New TV Chat Show?
2 November 2012, 09:05
The 'Call My Name' singer is apparently close to signing a big money deal for her own TV series.
Cheryl Cole is being tipped to become the British answer to Oprah Winfrey as she nears signing a deal for her own TV chat show.
The '3 Words' star had been rumoured to be making a late night chat show series for Channel 4 earlier this year, and now reports are suggesting she is close to wrapping up a deal with Sky1.
"They've been in talks for a while and believe they will have wrapped up the deal within the next month," a source told the Daily Star. "They think she could be the UK's Oprah because of her reputation as the nation's sweet-heart and are willing to pay big bucks to get her on board."
The producers of the planned show are also keen for Cheryl's version to take on its own identity and not follow the same format as other celebrity chat shows.
"They want the show to be emotional and confessional, not just another run-of-the-mill celebrity show," the insider added.
They continued: "Cheryl's people think she would come across brilliantly. On X Factor she found it easy to connect with people, and viewers loved her for it."
The 'Parachute' star is currently preparing for a series of comeback shows an a greatest hits album with Girls Aloud and recently finished her debut solo UK tour.
She also made a return to the X Factor this year as a mentor for Gary Barlow at the judge's house phase of the completion – her first appearance on the show since she was sacked from the US version in early 2011.
Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey will be welcoming Justin Bieber as her nest high-profile celebrity guest this month as he sits down to chat on her Next Chapter TV series.