Cheryl confirms X-Factor return as she poses with Simon Cowell for Judges' Houses round

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Cheryl: The former singer posed with Simon Cowell for the Judges' Houses episode: Rex Features

Cheryl confirmed her long-anticipated return to the X Factor as she posed for an official picture with Simon Cowell.

Her return as a mentor in the Judge's Houses follows a two-year hiatus from the show and comes almost 10 years after she first appeared on it in 2008.

She recently returned to the spotlight after giving birth to her first son, Bear, with boyfriend Liam Payne in March.

The former Girls Aloud star posed next to a smiling Cowell at his mansion in South of France.

Cheryl is set to join the music mogul as a mentor for the show’s Judges' Houses round.

Cheryl last participated in a series of the X Factor in 2015 as a judge, after briefly leaving the show to work on the US version.