Cheryl’s reportedly got a HUGE ultimatum for Simon Cowell – and he won’t like it

There could be trouble ahead

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Cheryl Cole has reportedly told Simon Cowell that she won’t be returning to The X Factor judging panel if Louis Walsh and Sinitta are hired again.

According to Closer Magazine, the singer made her feelings clear as the pair discussed the next series of the ITV talent show.

Will Simon be forced to choose between Cheryl and Louis? (Credit: FAMEFLYNET)

It’s no secret that the relationship between Cheryl and Louis has been a strained one – with the Irish music mogul constantly making sneaky remarks to the new mum in the past, even when they’re live on air.

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But it seems the 34-year-old has had enough and has told Simon it’s her or Louis.

A source apparently told the magazine: “She called Simon and said she wasn’t sure she could return to the show if Louis or Sinitta were hired.

Could Louis find himself out of a job thanks to Cheryl? (Credit: ITV)

“Simon now feels stuck in the middle and he said her X Factor role could be in jeopardy.

“Cheryl used to be able to pull all the strings with Simon, but that sparkle has fizzled out.”

The war between Cheryl and Sinitta was more apparent than ever during an interview in The Sun last week…

There’s always been tension between Louis and Cheryl (Credit: ITV)

Sinitta made it clear to the newspaper that she was still smarting about the fact Cheryl was asked to go along to the Judges Houses stage of last year’s competition instead of her.

While talking about the fact the show has been losing viewers over the last few series, Sinitta then told the paper: “Even Cheryl’s week didn’t stop the show losing one million viewers…”. Miaow!

Sinitta wasn’t happy when Cheryl went to the Judges Houses instead of her (Credit: ITV)

With comments like this it’s not that surprising that Cheryl isn’t exactly feeling the love from her potential X Factor co-judges.

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Liam and Cheryl are parents to 10-month-old Bear (Credit: Instagram @liampayne)

The singer, who is mum to 10-month-old Bear who she shares with with boyfriend Liam Payne, is said to be currently working on her music and is back to work in the studio following her maternity leave.

Watch this space!