She's back on the box! Cheryl Cole will make stylish TV comeback as guest star on fashion show
00:05 GMT, 3 August 2012
Cheryl Cole is set to make her television comeback in a new fashion show produced by Rihanna.
The 29-year-old beauty and singer Katy Perry are among those who will guest star in new series Styled To Rock, which is billed as a search for the next big design star.
Miss Cole’s Girls Aloud band mate Nicola Roberts is a mentor on the Sky Living show, along with British designer Henry Holland and stylist Lysa Cooper.
Back on the box: Cheryl Cole will star as a guest on the new fashion show Styled To Rock
But Miss Cole is among the music stars to appear as a guest judge setting the aspiring hopefuls a creative task before selecting who is best.
The Scissor Sisters, The Saturdays, Pixie Lott, Rizzle Kicks, Tinchy Stryder, Little Mix, Katy B, and Little Boots, are among the others appearing as guest judges.
Twelve hopefuls, selected by Rihanna, will compete to win the series and get a chance to design a unique stage outfit for her London concert.
Each guest artist will set a challenge for the contestants to create outfits they can wear at a variety of important occasions, including a multitude of live performances, shoots and high-profile events.
Joining the team: Katy Perry will also appear on the show
A spokesman said: ‘There’s no room for mistakes – these are very real briefs – no musical artist wants a fashion disaster on their hands in front of merciless photographers and harsh fashion critics.
‘Styled To Rock will celebrate the extraordinary talent and creativity in the British fashion scene, and search for the next generation of Britain’s most promising fashion designers.’
Rihanna is executive producer on the programme and will appear throughout the series to give advice and critique the work.
She chose Miss Roberts, who is often seen on the front row at shows at London Fashion Week, to appear on the show because of their mutual love of clothes.
Fashion friends: Lysa Cooper, Henry Holland and Nicola Roberts spent last night at the Styled To Rock launch party at the Soho Hotel in London
The Girls Aloud star said: ‘Rihanna couldn’t have been more lovely, she’s a real laugh. We all hit it off and had so much fun.'
'She’s truly original. She portrays what she wants to portray through her clothes, and it changes all the time. And that’s something I try to do.'
Miss Cole has said she will focus on her music career rather than television after a disastrous turn on The American X Factor.
She was dropped after just four days work and refused offers to return to the UK version, on which she became a household name in her own right.
The axe factor: Cheryl was cut from the US version of the X Factor after failing to emulate her success on the UK show
But earlier this year she performed tracks from her new album on BBC1 show The Voice.
She said in a recent interview: ‘[Before] The music always played second fiddle to everything else in my life. So this time it's great to have the music as my number one priority.
Asked if she would consider returning to The X Factor she said: ‘No. I just wouldn't. The next year is mapped out. It's all about the music, I'm not interested in anything else. I want to concentrate only on that.’
• Styled to Rock will begin on Sky Living on August 14th at 9pm.