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27 January 2012, 15:18
The Black Eyed Peas rapper says there is no way the 'Messy Little Raindrops' singer would rejoin the show's judging panel.
Will.i.am says Cheryl Cole will never rejoin The X Factor as a judge and deserves to have her own TV show instead.
The 'Heartbreaker' rapper, who has worked with the '3 Words' singer on several occasions and helps manage her solo career, claims she doesn't need the music reality series to be a success.
"Cheryl won't do X Factor," will.i.am told the Daily Mirror this week. "Why does she need it? Why are you going to make someone else rich? Cheryl needs her own show.
"Cheryl Cole was current on X Factor, " he said, regarding the 'Parachute' singer's short-lived stint on The X Factor US. "She was the only one on the panel with musical experience of what it feels like to go through that process."
Will.i.am made an appearance on the Capital FM Breakfast Show yesterday (26th January) where he teased Cheryl's upcoming third solo album.