14/08/2014 16:40 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Cheryl Cole Confirms X Factor Return With Instagram Pic!

Break out the bubbles - Cheryl Cole has confirmed she is returning to The X Factor as a judge for 2014 (but we all kinda knew that was coming, didn't we?).

The singer, who famously fell out with Simon Cowell after he axed her from The X Factor USA, has now apparently made up with the TV mogul - and signed a £1.5 million deal to return to the judging hot seat.

She posted a picture of her fake-strangling Simon on Instagram, writing: "GUESS WHAT!!.. 😱 I'm baaaacccckkkkk!!!! #iMayActuallyRingHisNeck😊 #XFactor2014 👊 #leggooo 🙅

And Simon also confirmed the news on his Twitter account, writing: "It's official. Cheryl is back. Be careful what you wish for!"


Cheryl was previously a judge on the show from 2008 to 2010, and will now pick up where Gary Barlow left off.

We CANNOT WAIT for the weekly fashion watch to begin. In the meantime, check out more of Cheryl's style right here: