Cheryl Cole has insisted that she is back on The X Factor to help her close friend Gary Barlow, not Simon Cowell.
The 'Call My Name' singer agreed to join Gary at the Judges' Houses stage of the competition to help him whittle down the contestants to a handful, who will appear in the live shows. The move comes as a shock considering Cheryl was axed from the US version of the show earlier this year, after failing to impress the audience.
Last night, head honcho Simon congratulated Cheryl on her return to the show on Twitter, writing: "I came back to X Factor for Gary – not for you."
However, Cheryl was less than pleased with his comment, and apparently said last night: "I saw Simon’s tweet. I’m not doing this for him. I am doing this for Gary as he’s my friend and he asked me to do it."
Take that Simon! We can't wait to see Cheryl back on The X Factor!