Cheryl Cole wants Derek Hough to be her X Factor helper

Cheryl Cole will ask her new lover Derek Hough to be her helper during the new series of The X Factor, according to a report.

The judge is hoping that the Dancing With The Stars professional will help to give her the edge over her rivals.

A source told the Daily Star Sunday that Cole has decided to axe Will Young as her celebrity helper.

The former Pop Idol star assisted the Geordie lass during the judges' house stage in Marrakesh last year.

The source told the newspaper: "Simon thought last year's contestants didn't move enough. He called one of them, Stacey Solomon, a singing candle.

"Cheryl thinks that having dancer and choreographer Derek on board will boost her chances of winning.

"She can help with their singing and he can teach them some moves."

The source revealed that Cowell has agreed to let Cole film her judges' home stage at his luxury mansion in Beverly Hills.

The entertainment mogul had planned to film these scenes at Cheryl's Surrey mansion because of her recent battle with malaria but he is happy that she is well enough to record the scenes in Hollywood.

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