Cheryl Cole Focused On Music Career: "It's My Number One Priority"

17 June 2012, 12:32 | Updated: 17 June 2012, 12:43

The 'Parachute' singer says she is not interested in a return to The X Factor right now.

Cheryl says her music career is now her "number one priority" and she is no longer interested in other ventures like TV projects.

The 'Call My Name' singer says it was often difficult to juggle both her music and judging on The X Factor UK during her time on the ITV1 show, and says she wouldn't go back to the judging panel. 

"Back then the music always played second fiddle to everything else in my life," Cheryl revealed in the Sunday Mirror today (17th June). "So this time it's great to have the music as my number one priority.

"Being a judge on X Factor and having a record out at the same time was insane," she explained. "They were too massive jobs on their own.

"It's good to not have to spread myself too thin this time."

When asked about a potential return to The X Factor, Cheryl is certain that returning to her seat on the panel is off the cards from her point of view.

"No. I just wouldn't. The next year is mapped out," she added. "It's all about the music, I'm not interested in anything else. I want to concentrate only on that."

The 28 year-old singer is due to embark on a new UK tour later this year, kicking off in Nottingham on 6th October.

Cheryl will release new album 'A Million Lights' tomorrow (18th June).