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Cheryl Cole And Simon Cowell Arrive At 'X Factor' Press Conference After Confirming Her Return To The Judging Panel (PICS)

11/03/2014 16:24 GMT | Updated 11/03/2014 16:59 GMT

Cheryl Cole has been snapped arriving at an 'X Factor' press conference after confirming she'll be returning to the judging panel after three years away.

The former Girls Aloud star - who looked stunning in an all-black outfit complete with killer heels - was all smiles as she was greeted by fans and paps outside the Arts Club in London.

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Cheryl Cole

After months of speculation, Cheryl confirmed on her Instagram page on Monday night that she would be making a comeback as a judge on 'The X Factor' when the show's 11th series kicks off later this year.

Simon Cowell will also be returning to the UK series, after three years of judging the show in America.

The two posed for a picture together once inside the press conference, and looked decidedly more cosy than they did in the picture Cheryl posted online last night where she was pretending to strangle the music mogul.

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'X Factor' judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole

It's not yet known who will be sitting on the judging panel next to Simon and Cheryl, though it is assumed regular judge Louis Walsh will be joining them as usual.

In the years since Simon and Cheryl last sat in their judges' chairs, stars such as Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow and Tulisa have all acted as 'X Factor' judges in the UK.

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