Cheryl Cole offered a return to X Factor USA, but fears saying yes could be damaging

Cheryl Cole offered a return to X Factor USA, but fears saying yes could be damaging

24 hours to make a decision… Cheryl Cole is offered a return to X Factor USA, but fears saying yes could be damaging to her

10:15 AM on 6th June 2011

Fighting back: Cheryl Cole is understood to be threatening to make public proof that she was fired from the X Factor

Fighting back: Cheryl Cole is understood to be threatening to make public proof that she was fired from the X Factor

Replacement already lined up: The Girls Aloud star will be superseded by Nicole Scherzinger if she doesnReplacement already lined up: The Girls Aloud star will be superseded by Nicole Scherzinger if she doesn

Replacement already lined up: The Girls Aloud star will be superseded by Nicole Scherzinger if she doesn”t accept Fox”s offer to return to the U.S.

To pay or not to pay Fox executive Mike Darnell, one of the show bosses behind Cole

To pay or not to pay Fox executive Mike Darnell, one of the show bosses behind Cole”s firing, is said to be hoping the singer is a no show at the next auditions

Decisions: Cheryl is understood to be deliberating over the unexpected offer for her to return to the U.S. X Factor

Decisions: Cheryl is understood to be deliberating over the unexpected offer for her to return to the U.S. X Factor

Staying out of it: Simon Cowell, pictured in London this weekend,is leaving the battle up to the production company

Staying out of it: Simon Cowell, pictured in London this weekend, is leaving the battle up to the production company