Photograph Ed Sheeran
3 December 2012, 08:59
The 'Live It Up' star says it would be great if the Girls Aloud singer came back to the show next year.
Tulisa Contostavlos says she would "love" to see Cheryl Cole back on The X Factor UK judging panel, amid reports Simon Cowell has told the 'Call My Name' star to name her price for a return to the show.
The 'Young' singer has served as a panelist on The X Factor UK ever since Cheryl's exit back in 2011, and says she loved watching the Girl Aloud star on the panel before she joined the show herself.
"I think Cheryl's amazing and the nation absolutely loves her," Tulisa revealed to the Daily Mail this week. "I loved watching her when she was on the show before I joined it, so of course I would love to see her back.
Tulisa added: "I think she's brilliant."
The 'Live It Up' star's comments come fresh from new claims that The X Factor boss Simon Cowell is keen for Cheryl to make a return to the show in 2013, while Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh recently said the show "misses" Cheryl's presence.
View a picture of Cheryl Cole on her 'A Million Lights' UK tour last month below:
Tulisa also opened up about Simon Cowell's own potential return to the ITV1 show, as well as the influence he has had on her career in recent years.
"I see Simon as the man that sparked a big change in my life and I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for him and his belief in me and his decisions," Tulisa revealed to The Metro. "I have a lot of respect for the man in every way and everything he has done for me.
"If we could split Simon into many people we'd have him on every single X Factor," Tulisa added, regarding the music mogul's potential return to the show. "There's only one of him. He has commitments. He's gotta do what he's gotta do."
Tulisa Contostavlos' new album 'The Female Boss' launches this week.