Cheryl Cole in talks with Simon Cowell for X Factor return? *crosses fingers, toes, arms, legs*

Cheryl Cole is without a doubt our favourite judge on The X Factor, ever. The show hasn't been half as good without her amazing outfits, massive hair and pretty crying.

Cheryl Cole Simon CowellCheryl Cole is being begged by Simon Cowell to return to X Factor. Copyright [WENN]So when we heard that Cheryl Cole has been involved in secret talks with Simon Cowell about an X Factor return, we jumped for joy before crossing all our limbs in the hope it's true.

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Cheryl Cole famously left the UK X Factor for a place on the US panel. However, after only a couple of days Simon Cowell unceremoniously gave her the boot and the pair seriously fell out.

But it seems that Simon Cowell is pulling out all the stops to win Cheryl back (not in THAT way, that would just be weird) and has said she can even 'name her price'.

Cheryl Cole Gary BarlowCheryl Cole returned to the latest series of X Factor to help Gary Barlow at Judges' Houses. Copyright [WENN]We'd ask for a billion quid and see what he said.

Cheryl Cole was spotted at Simon Cowell's LA mansion this week, where she apparently spent over two hours discussing a deal.

A source said: "He's desperate to get Cheryl back on X Factor UK because it's lost its way.The money on the table would be a fortune - at least double what she got last time. She could have what she wanted."

Cheryl Cole and Simon CowellCheryl Cole and Simon Cowell made a great double act on X Factor. Copyright [Rex]The source continued: "He doesn't want to see X Factor going down the way it is and he thinks Cheryl is the next best thing to him."

Apparently, Simon's plan is to get rid of Tulisa and replace her with Cheryl.

However, speaking on Daybreak this morning, Tulisa said she hadn't heard anything about Cheryl returning: "I don't know anything about it, but I think that would be amazing. Obviously I love Cheryl to bits but I don't know anything about that."

It would be beyond amazing. We seriously hope it's true.