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Cheryl lands 3m US deal
Cole has been confirmed as US X Factor judge.
2010 might have been a tough year for Cheryl Cole , but it's ending on several positive notes for the singer.
After landing a UK single number 1 with her song Promise This , Cheryl has received even more good news.
The singer and presenter has just landed the job of presenter on the American edition of the X Factor . Cheryl has been offered a contract worth £3m .
Filming for the US X Factor will start in spring next year.
Cole is said be to overjoyed at the news as this will raise her profile overseas. She already intends to release her album, Messy Little Raindrops in the US in 2011.
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