Seven years after Cheryl Tweedy quit one of the X Factor judge’s hot seats, the former Girls Aloud singer will be returning to the ITV show on Sunday.
Her comeback has got producers hot under the collar though, as they fear that Cheryl’s first stage performance in four years may be ‘too sexy for family viewing’.
The Geordie singer will be performing her new single Love Made Me Do It, which has sultry video to accompany it.
When Cheryl , 35, returns to X Factor, she will be doing it in style with a dozen hunky male dancers, who will leave little to the imagination.
It is this that has put the wind up producers of the show as they fear a repeat of the performances by Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, that received thousands of complaints to Ofcom, back in 2010.
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An X Factor insider has told The Sun that Cheryl is looking to give a performance that will live long in the memory.
After seeing Cheryl in rehearsals, there is some concern as she will be, "writhing around on the ground with 12 hot men"
The worry for producers of the show is whether this will remain suitable for the family orientated audience that will be tuning in.
This could be challenged by part of the routine seeing the male dancers baring a more of their backsides than might be palatable for the viewers.
Cheryl is hoping that it might give her single the boost it needs though, as it only debuted in the chart at a lowly number 19.
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A controversial display could be the remedy for the slow start to her comeback, especially as Cheryl has vowed to quit her pop career if there isn’t enough interest in her music.
She’s told The Guardian : "If the song goes in at 80 [in the charts], it’s time for me to move on with my life.
"’I’m not going to jump around working hard and spending time away from my son for that."
Cheryl will no doubt be working to tick all the boxes and will be pushing the performance to the limits of what will be deemed acceptable.
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