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Cole: I'd like to mentor the girls

Cheryl Cole has revealed she would like to take charge of the girls on this year's series of The X Factor.

The Crazy Stupid Love singer - who has rejoined the judging panel of the ITV singing show after a four-year hiatus, alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and new judge Mel B - has previously mentored the girls category twice.

She said: "At the moment, I would like the girls, but maybe I should reverse psychology it and say who I don't want."

Cheryl, who found winners Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry, admitted that the first round of auditions are "going really well", but can't predict which category is looking the strongest at the moment.

"It's hard to tell at the moment because we've only done a few," she said.

The 30-year-old, who performed at the Capital Summertime Ball, also teased of a Spice Girls versus Girls Aloud week on The X Factor, where contestants would take on the battle of the girl groups.

" It's a really good idea. It's a very clever idea," she said. "I'm going to put it out to the producers. I'm sure we can figure something out."

Cheryl said she respects Mel B, formerly known as Scary Spice.

"She actually was one of my favourites if I remember correctly. The Spice Girls are iconic," she continued, adding: "It's going really well. Mel is amazing - she's hilarious. I really enjoy her. We're very different but it's a good dynamic for the panel."

The singer also revealed she doesn't feel broody, despite her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh being pregnant. She said: "Not at the moment. Baby brain syndrome is not something I want to go through right now."

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