Cheryl could come back to X Factor

Last updated at 16:18
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The chances of Cheryl Cole making a sensational return to The X Factor have increased after Simon Cowell revealed he wants to work with her again.

Simon says he regrets the way he sacked Cheryl from the American X Factor and tried to get her back on the UK version.

And with Kelly Rowland announcing she won't return for the next series Cheryl could be poised for a come back.

'If I could reverse time it wouldn't have happened', said Cowell.

He also said the door is 'permanently open' for them work together again.

Cheryl became a judge on the American X Factor in 2011 but soon after starting her new job, she was axed and replaced by singer Nicole Scherzinger.