Ms C's Black Eyed Peas pal says she doesn’t need Simon Cowell to become a success in the US
The Boom Boom Pow hitmaker has hinted collaborations with Katy Perry, Usher andeven Rihanna could be in the pipeline for Cheryl, who he says WILL be back, and ‘bigger’ than ever.
Almost immediately it was rumoured the singer would be returning to the UK version, to take up her old place on the panel.
But yesterday ITV silenced talk once and for all – with insiders saying Cheryl’s deal fell apart at the eleventh hour – naming Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh as this year’s judges.
Now, with speculation reaching fever pitch over what Cheryl will do next, the singer’s newly appointed Black Eyed Pea manager has revealed she WILL be back, and with a few surprises up her sleeve.
‘The X Factor is not the only way for Cheryl to break the US, it’s not like it’s the only show on TV,’ he told Heat magazine.
‘And remember that Cheryl is a recording artist first. Over the next few months she’s potentially going to be working with artists like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Usher and, of course, the Peas.’
Speaking of the singer’s dismissal from the American X Factor, and reported row with Simon Cowell, Will said: ‘It’s easy to imagine Simon as this one-man empire, but that’s not the case.
‘He has people he needs to answer to and sometimes his hands are tied. I can only tell you what I’ve seen first-hand, that’s a guy who deeply cares for her.’
He added ‘Cheryl always comes back stronger, and she always comes back bigger. Cheryl has been through rougher things than this, so this is going to be no problem for her.
‘Don’t be surprised if you see her on the British panel again.’
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