Cheryl will be 'departing' UK show
Judges for the UK version of The X Factor will be announced "in due course" according to ITV, following news that Cheryl Cole has landed a panel place in the US show.
However ITV's official X Factor website was unequivocal about the fact Cheryl would no longer be a judge at home.
A message posted on the site said: "It's with a pride-filled lump in our throat that today we announce Cheryl Cole's departure from the UK version of The X Factor."
Simon Cowell has ruled himself out as a UK mentor, but Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will return.