Simon Cowell reportedly told Cheryl NOT to take X Factor job

Cheryl and Simon

by Ruby Norris |
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Cheryl's ditched The X Factor for new TV show The Greatest Dancer as she focusses on balancing career and being a mum to baby Bear - and Simon's apparently fully on board.

Fans of The X Factor hoping to see Cheryl return as a judge in the new series later this year may be left disappointed, as Simon Cowell's reportedly urged the star not to make her big comeback.

Cheryl reportedly wants to work on something 'new and fresh' rather than return to her role as a judge on The X Factor - and seems to Simon agree.

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"She has done the X Factor lots of times and she wants something new and fresh to get going on," a source told the Mail on Sunday.

"Starring on the X Factor would undoubtedly have helped push that, but she also has her son Bear to think about in terms of how much time she spends working."

Cheryl wants to make sure she can balance her TV commitments around being a mum.

And Simon apparently wants Cheryl to sign on to new BBC show The Greatest Dancer (which is also owned by Simon's company Syco), to make sure she can maintain this balance.

"The feeling was mutual," the source added.

Cheryl is set to take on the role of 'dance captain' on the new talent show, which will also sees Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo lead as hosts.

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CLOSER shocking celebrity bum jobs before and after

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Holly Hagan, 2014

Recurring Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan is no stranger to cosmetic surgery. She's undergone various procedures since first appearing on our TV screens.

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Holly Hagan, 2018

Holly's had a 3-D bum lift but denies bum implants. As you can see, the results are very three-dimensional indeed.

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Kim Kardashian, 2007

Speculation surrounds hour-glass shaped Kim Kardashian when it comes to cosmetic surgery. She's always managed to keep those seriously plump, glossy lips sealed about it all.

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Kim Kardashian, 2018

But the Kardashian recently admitted to getting bum injections. Kim says she has to get them due to a side effect of her psoriasis medication.

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Chloe Sims, 2018

But that didn't stop her getting a brand new booty with the help of bum reshaping surgery.

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Chloe Khan, 2016

X-Factor's Chloe Mafia (now Khan) was a controversial contestant who has never shied away from getting plastic surgery.

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Chloe Khan, 2018

She can now add 'Brazilian bum lift' to the list. She reportedly said that she couldn't sit down properly for SIX weeks. Ouch.

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Lateysha Grace, 2012

Former Big Brother housemate and The Valleys star Lateysha Grace is pretty straightforward when it comes to talking surgery.

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Lateysha Grace, 2018

Lateysha has had no less than THREE procedures on her bum, including a Brazilian butt lift. The girl's seriously got booty.

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Kylie Jenner, 2013

It's no secret that young Kylie Jenner had her lips plumped with fillers.

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Kylie Jenner, 2018

But rumour is that she's copied kim's bum-lift ways, too. What do you reckon?

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Laura Alicia Summers, 2017

Ex on the Beach's Laura Alicia Summers wanted a big booty to match her big barnet and big boobs.

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Laura Alicia Summers, 2018

So she went out and got a Brazillian butt lift, like you do. Laura recently admitted to spending £155,000 on cosmetic surgery in total. Yikes.

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Jemma Lucy, 2015

Tattooed CBB and Ex On The Beach star Jemma Lucy loves to ink up her skin. She's also had a G-cup boob job and lip fillers.

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Jemma Lucy, 2018

Jemma stripped off to reveal the results of her third bottom op in July 2018.

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Cardi B, 2017

Cardi B has spoken out about getting dodgy bum injections in a basement in Queens. Eek.

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Cardi B, 2017

She's also talked about how her bum leaked for days and said it was the 'craziest pain ever'. Perhaps we'll just stick to squats and lunges then.

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Chloe Ferry, 2017

Geordie Shore's Chloe Ferry is no stranger to surgery, and she's spoken before about getting a dramatic nose job.

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Chloe Ferry, 2017

She caused a bit of a stir after posting this photo of her particularly perky bum, with fans asking if she'd had any work done,

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Khloe Kardashian, 2008

Another Kardashian on the list - this time, it's Khloe.

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Khloe Kardashian, 2016

She denies any surgery, but we're going dizzy just thinking about how many squats a day this must take. We MUST try harder in the gym tonight.

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Jamie Lomas, 2017

Actor Jamie Lomas said: "When I got my butt implants, I loved them" during a discussion in the I'm A Celeb jungle about plastic surgery.

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Chloe Khan, 2016

BIZARRELY, the comment went straight over his campmates' heads and no one pressed him on this. We reckon it was all a bit of a joke (although it is a VERY nice bum).

In other Cheryl news, she's reportedly very worried about Sinitta's tell-all book.

Sinitta's "juicy" book is set for release next month, and is apparently filled with shocking revelations which has even reportedly had Sinitta's ex and best friend Simon Cowell quaking in his boots, too.

Insiders have said "everyone should be worried" about her autobiography, entitled Who Put the Sin in Sinitta.

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