Simon Cowell and Cheryl haven't spoken for six months

16th Jul 17 | Entertainment News

Simon Cowell hasn't spoken to Liam Payne's girlfriend Cheryl in six months.

X Factor photo call

The music mogul, who worked with the former Girls Aloud star on a number of seasons of the U.K. X Factor, denied claims that she will be returning to the TV talent show and confessed they haven't spoken to one another in months.

The pair has had a long history of working together; Cheryl first joined the judging panel of the British version of X Factor in 2008 but things became strained when she left in 2011 for her ill-fated brief stint on the X Factor USA, where she was sacked by Simon mid-auditions.

However, the pair seemed to have overcome any tension when Cheryl made a successful return as a judge on the U.K. version of the show in 2014. The dynamic duo was seen laughing and joking together as they sat next to each other on the judging panel.

But it looks like Simon and Cheryl are not that close now. When the music mogul was asked by editors at the Mirror Online to comment on the rumour that Cheryl would join him as a guest judge on the X Factor for $650,000 (500,000), the record label boss simply said: "It's bulls**t" and revealed they hadn't spoken in six months.

He softened though when he called the singer "one of the best I've ever worked with".

The 34-year-old star has been out of the spotlight in recent months after giving birth to son Bear in March (17) with 23-year-old One Direction star Liam.

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