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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: X Factor's my baby

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini didn't think she'd be back on the X Factor this year.

The gorgeous TV presenter is yet to enjoy motherhood with husband Jean-Bernard, but she does have her hands full with the search for a new superstar.

The latest series hits TV screens this Saturday night, and although Cheryl vowed not to be back on the judging panel, Simon Cowell managed to twist her arm.

"Around December every year, I’m always in my dressing room saying, ‘I’m never doing this ever again.' You get so involved emotionally in the contestants and I am super-sensitive, so it’s always a definite ‘No’ from me about doing another year. I think Simon knows that, so he never mentions it again until at least March. By then, you’ve had enough distance from it," Cheryl admitted to The Sun.

“I imagine it’s like going through labour — you swear you will never do it again, but then you forget about the pain and have another.”

Joining veterans Simon and Cheryl this year are Rita Ora and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw. Rita's appointment was a shock to TV fans, as last year she had a spot on rival BBC1 talent show The Voice.

Despite taking a four-year break from the show, Cheryl would never abandon ITV for another channel.

"The X Factor will always be my home, so I have no interest in joining any other show," she revealed.

The stars of the X Factor were out in force in London last night to celebrate its launch, but hours after the party Caroline Flack took got into a Twitter spat with superstar Sam Smith.

Caroline's ex-boyfriend Jack Street is Sam's manager, and the presenter seemed to get upset by a snap Sam uploaded of Jack getting close to another lady in Ibiza.

"@samsmithworld, you love to push that buttons.

"@samsmithworld you should tell them the Grammy text. It’s my Grammy win.

"When someone who knows you more than anyone ruins the biggest day of your life (sic)," she added, posting a snap of her holding her 2014 Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball trophy.

The tweets have since been deleted.

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