It’s been said that executives approached Cheryl Cole this past Monday, May 21st, and asked if she would be interested in joining American Idol as a judge. At this time it’s unclear as to if Cole would be joining Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as a 4th panelist, or replacing Lopez on the panel of judges. It’s been rumored that Lopez might be leaving the show to pursue other interests.

Cheryl Cole appeared in the first few episodes of The X Factor USA, but was let go early in the season and replaced by Nichole Scherzinger. Cole is a British singer who plans to release her 3rd album next month.

Ironically, Cole appeared briefly as a talent show judge in the beginning of new movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

There has been no word yet as to if a deal has been reached.

Cheryl Cole Approached to Join American Idol