Katy Perry - "Simon Cowell should pay Cheryl Cole ‘what it takes’ for X Factor"

She’s been in demand to return to the show since leaving in 2010.

And it would seem that Cheryl Cole’s latest champion to get her back on the X Factor is Katy Perry.

The 29-year-old singer, who previously worked with Cheryl when standing in as a guest judge on the show, urged Simon Cowell to pay the 30-year-old beauty ‘what it takes’ to get her back on the show.

She exclusively told omg's source: “Of course I want to see Cheryl back on The X Factor - who doesn't right? Simon don't be mean - just pay her what it takes - The British Public want her back on their TV!”

And it would seem that Simon could be in the dog house with the ‘Unconditionally’ singer if he doesn’t manage to win Cheryl back.

She added: “Cheryl is absolutely adorable - and if I perform on The UK X Factor next season and Cheryl isn't one of the judges - then Simon you are going to have me to answer to.”

You heard the woman Si, now get to work on signing Miss Cole up pronto!

It was previously reported that Simon Cowell has offered Cheryl a staggering £2 million to rejoin the show, while Nicole Scheriznger had been offered £3 million to stay on for her third year.

But it would seem Simon has an ulterior motive for getting the two ladies on the panel – to get them to vie for his attention.

A source told Now magazine: “Simon has a clear vision of how the panel should look.

“He wants to return the focus of the show to the feuding judges and hopes Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger would fight over him on the show.

“He knows both ladies would make a dream team and their history means they would make for unmissable TV.

“Simon knows if he can get the ladies on board, it would be ratings gold.”