Deeley: Cole will succeed in the US
Cat Deeley thinks Cheryl Cole can crack the US - even though she will be under an "awful lot of pressure" as a US X Factor judge.
The So You Think You Can Dance presenter said Cheryl, 27, could easily become America's "sweetheart".
She told The Sun: "Cheryl is just completely charming. The whole public love her and she's the nation's sweetheart - I don't see why she wouldn't be that in America too."
Cat, 37, who is a successful presenter in the US hosting its version of So You Think You Can Dance, added that she didn't see Cheryl's accent as a "stumbling block".
But she said of Simon Cowell's US show: "It's going to be an awful lot of pressure.
"It's going to be one of the most expensive TV shows ever made and it's going to have big expectations behind it."
Cheryl is a favourite to land a job on the judging panel of the US X Factor, although no official announcement has been made.