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Cheryl Cole is returning to the latest series of The X Factor, reports The Sun. The 'Under The Sun' singer will apparently join Gary Barlow at a stately home in Northamptonshire for the Judges' Houses stage of the competition. Cole and Barlow are thought to have planned her appearance following their duet at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert in June. Sources claim that Simon Cowell was not told about the Girls Aloud star's return and that Cole "loved the mischief of it". "Only Gary's intimate inner circle know," one source said. "He hasn't even discussed it with Simon or ITV bosses. It's been seriously top secret stuff. "They're all under the (more) »


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