The deal taking Cheryl to the US could be a golden ticket to world superstardom, pals said. "It's a dream come true," a source said. Cheryl met with bigwigs from US network Fox in London and Los Angeles in recent weeks. "Cheryl was absolutely delighted," the source said.
A US TV source added: "She has really charmed the American execs. They love her good looks and the way she wears her heart on her sleeve. And of course her chemistry with Simon played a huge part in it. They are great together."
Cheryl is yet to sign the contract and there are still some details to iron out but she has been told the role is hers. However, an X Factor spokesman refused to confirm the deal last night.