Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am - who worked with Cheryl on her debut album `Three Words` - believes the `Promise This` singer will become a big star if she heads to America to become a judge on the US version of `The X Factor`.
He said: "I`ve heard she`s going to be a judge on `The X Factor` in the States. Wow, she`ll do great. The public will love her.
"I hung out with Cheryl recently. I was in the judges` house. She`s cool. She`s a great artist and we`re good friends.
"I think the US are gonna latch on to her in a big way. She`s awesome."
As well as working as a producer on Cheryl`s debut album, will.i.am also guest starred on the album`s title track `Three Words`.
He will also feature on her second musical endeavour `Messy Little Raindrops`, and has told friends her new work is her best yet.
A source recently said: "He can`t contain his excitement over the new stuff. He reckons the tracks will be even more successful than her first batch of solo tunes."