Cheryl was originally a member of the girl group Girls Aloud, created through the 2002 season of Popstars.
For The X Factor's 5th season, she replaced Sharon Osbourne as a judge, working alongside singer Dannii Minogue, and music managers Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.
She came second in 2010's seventh season, with her finalist Rebecca Ferguson losing out to Matt Cardle.
This was also the year One Direction were formed and competed on the X Factor, ultimately placing third.
Cole launched her solo career in October 2009 when she released her debut album "3 Words".
He's branded himself as the 'luckiest man in the world'.
So there's no surprise Liam Payne, 23, is quite literally jumping for joy as he posted a video to his Instagram page on Saturday.
The former One Direction singer was seen leaping into a swimming pool, as he enjoyed the heatwave, with the caption: 'Making a splash'.
..He's been seen with a bevy of beauties since his high-profile split from Cheryl.
But on Thursday evening the restauranteur didn't seem so smitten with the single life during a night out with friends in London.
Shane Collins, the founder of KOBOX - an A-list class loved by Cheryl and Ellie Goulding - has devised innovative new workout moves you need to try to get in perfect shape for your next beach holiday.
Cole was born in Newcastle, upon Tyneside, in 1983.
She is the fourth of five children born to Joan Callaghan and Garry Tweedy.