Los Angeles, Feb 9: Singer Cheryl Cole has been reportedly offered a hefty amount to join back "The X Factor", but she fears if she accepts the show, her personal life will turn into a circus.
Music mogul Simon Cowell, who axed her from the reality show's US version in 2011, now wants her back and is ready to pay her a tidy sum, according to a source.
"Cheryl has happy memories of 'The X Factor' - she won it twice and loved Âmentoring her acts. But she didn't have any time to herself and doesn't want the media circus around her like before," mirror.co.uk quoted a source as saying.
When Cheryl was part of the show as a mentor, she was married to footballer Ashley Cole.
"At that time her relationship with Ashley was in tatters and she was Âliving her life in the limelight every day. This is where her quandary lies," a source said.
"The reality is if she gets a new boyfriend, for example, while she's on 'The X Factor', it will Âbecome a much bigger deal than if she isn't on the show. Right now, she wants a happy balance Âbetween work and life," added the source.
The source also revealed that the singer is working on her new album and will release it Âlater this year.