Entertainment Simon Cowell says he hasn't spoken to Cheryl in six months as he dismisses claims she could return to X Factor

13:40  16 july  2017
13:40  16 july  2017 Source:   MSN

Leona Lewis on good terms with Simon Cowell

  Leona Lewis on good terms with Simon Cowell Leona Lewis thinks Simon Cowell is great, despite leaving his record label. The X Factor winner was signed to the music mogul’s SyCo Music for seven years before announcing in June last year that they had decided to part ways. Now the 30-year-old is back with a new album I Am, and a new label in Island Records, but still has a lot of respect for her former boss. “The thing is I had been with Simon’s label for seven years and it was sort of naturally coming to the end really,” she explained to BBC News. “It’s all amicable and he’s great and has been so supportive but it was just time to move on.” However it wasn’t a decision that Leona made lightly. The singer had smash hit singles like Bleeding Love and Run while with SyCo Music and did wonder if she would be able to keep the momentum in her career by making such a big change. “It was a hard decision because obviously being somewhere for a long time, building relationships, I loved the people I was working with, I had a great team around me,” she continued. “I loved working with Simon, so it was a hard decision, but it was just time for me to do something different.” Leona put her heart and soul into I Am, and enjoyed the challenge of creating it in a new environment. While the album looks at relationship breakdowns, it isn’t just about romantic ones. “It’s definitely been a process writing this album, I feel like the step away and kind of creating the album by myself really at first, independently, was quite liberating and empowering,” she added. “So that is definitely a theme throughout the record. It touches on a lot of different things, different relationships, break-ups that I’ve been through but also kind of how I felt stepping away from my previous label and going out and doing things alone, it was kind of scary.

It was claimed she had been signed up as a guest judge for £500k but Cowell says he ' hasn ' t spoken to her in six months '.

Cowell explored the idea of having her return to the U.K. show and had even secured a substantial pay raise (more than million But Cowell says Cole then never responded to the final offer. They haven' t spoken since. STORY: X Factor Drama: Cheryl Cole Has Offer to Return to Show.

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Simon Cowell has ridiculed claims that singer Cheryl Tweedy is returning to The X Factor , saying: “I haven’t spoken to her in six months.”

Reacting to reports the new mum had been signed up as a guest judge for £500,000 , the TV mogul said bluntly: “It’s bulls***.”

Cheryl’s last appearance on The X Factor was as a judge in 2015. She has since given birth to baby Bear – born in March – with partner Liam Payne.

In her first stint in 2008 Cheryl mentored winner Alexandra Burke. She also saw Joe McElderry to victory the following year.

Simon Cowell © Getty Images Simon Cowell Cowell once described her as “one of the best I’ve ever worked with”.

Liam Payne and Cheryl Tweedy ‘juggling parenthood with careers’

  Liam Payne and Cheryl Tweedy ‘juggling parenthood with careers’ New mum Cheryl Tweedy is reportedly plotting her pop comeback as her boyfriend Liam Payne continues to push on with his solo career. Cheryl, 34, and 23-year-old Liam got together in early 2016, and welcomed their first child into the world, son Bear, in March (17). And while One Direction star Liam’s work commitments, including travelling around the world, have made hands-on parenting tough, things are about to get even harder for the multi-talented pair amid reports Cheryl is keen to get her singing career back on track. “Liam is really busy with work and Cheryl’s just had a baby so she’s in a different place – it can be hard for her at home while he’s out doing interviews and living the high life,” an insider told Britain’s Now magazine. “Liam always praises Cheryl for what she does, but he’s been absent a fair bit since Bear was born. She knows he needs to do his job and is supportive but wishes he was home more. Plus she has her dreams too – to be a big star again.” Earlier this summer, Liam had to miss his first Father’s Day because he was busy promoting his debut single Strip That Down. Like his bandmates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, Liam is one of the biggest stars on the planet, and currently has the world at his feet when it comes to his singing career. “Liam has gone from unassuming boy from Wolverhampton to world-famous popstar,” the source commented. “Having that level of fame from such a young age has been hard to deal with and inevitably it’s changed him. He knows he’s a massive star and is on top of the world right now. He’s in the U.S. making and promoting music and people fall over themselves for him - that has to change your outlook at some point. There’s no doubt that while Cheryl’s sat at home with their baby, bear, Liam is riding high and enjoying the spotlight.

Simon Cowell says pal Cheryl is 'ecstatic' at becoming a mum and hopes they will work together again but NOT on The X Factor . Revealing that he hasn ' t met Cheryl 's new addition yet, he told the Mirror: 'I haven't had the call yet but I would be a godfather if asked.

They repaired their fractured relationship back in 2014 after falling out when he sacked her from X Factor USA three years earlier. But relations between Simon Cowell and Cheryl may have cooled off once more after the music mogul claimed the pair haven' t spoken in six months

But in 2011 Cheryl, 34, quit the UK show to join the US version – and was then axed by Cowell in the auditions round over claims viewers were struggling with her Geordie accent. After the dust settled Cowell admitted: “I got it wrong. She was humiliated on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Meanwhile hitmaker Cowell has praised former Spice Girl Mel B for her strength during her bitter divorce.

Mel, who judges with him on America’s Got Talent, filed for divorce in March after 10 years of marriage.

She claimed her husband Stephen Belafonte had subjected her to “emotional and physical abuse”.

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Speaking at his record company’s summer party, Cowell, 57, said: “Mel was soaking it all up. She only told me two days before she served the papers. I didn’t know this was going on. Her dad also passed away. She is amazing – no drama, nothing. She’s the one who hasn’t had the credit compared to the other Spice Girls .

Simon Cowell says he hasn't spoken to Cheryl in six months as he dismisses claims she could return to X Factor

  Simon Cowell says he hasn't spoken to Cheryl in six months as he dismisses claims she could return to X Factor It was claimed she was signed as a guest judge for £500k but Cowell says he 'hasn't spoken to her in six months'Reacting to reports the new mum had been signed up as a guest judge for £500,000 , the TV mogul said bluntly: “It’s bulls***.

Simon Cowell has dismissed rumours that Cheryl could be back on The X Factor . However, he has also said she can have whatever she wants and that everything can fit around her . He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I haven’ t spoken to her in six months .”

He also claimed “hundreds” of other stories on Cowell which he had kept out over the years could now go public. He said : “Of course, its open season now. I had yesterday six different girls contact my office who have supposedly had relationships with Simon Cowell .

“I want to create an award I can give her, like some kind of strong woman award.”

Belafonte is said to have accused Mel, 42, of having an affair with Cowell, and has always denied claims of domestic abuse.

Attending Wednesday’s glitzy London bash with girlfriend Lauren Silverman , 39, Cowell also insisted he will not be changing any of his talent show panelists in the UK or the US – easing Mel’s fears over her future.

He said: “The whole America’s Got Talent panel – they’re brilliant. Now with BGT and X Factor... you won’t get better than that.”

Related: Simon Cowell to move to Downton Abbey? (Provided by Bang Showbiz)

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