Cheryl Cole In Lela Rose Pre-Fall - X Factor Press Conference

Cheryl Cole was spotted arriving at the Arts Club in London today (March 11) for the press conference to announce she is returning to the X Factor – UK – as a judge.

I am partly surprised because she said that she would never return to the show which made her a national treasure; but on the other hand she’s been out of the limelight since she was fired from the US version back in 2011.

Arriving with a grinning Simon Cowell, the singer, who is now blonde, wore a chic Lela Rose black crepe dress featuring a cage-like guipure lace overlay with a peplum detail from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection

Clubmaster shades and a statement pair of tri-colour Christian Louboutin ‘Decollette’ striped snakeskin pumps, as seen on Naomie Harris and Kate Hudson, rounded out her look.

Are you happy to see her back or are you surprised that the X Factor is still considered relevant? I’m going with the latter.

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