She won again the following year with the Boys category (males aged 16-25) and Joe Mc Elderry being crowned the winner.
She came second in 2010's seventh season, with her finalist Rebecca Ferguson losing out to Matt Cardle.
It spent two weeks at number 1 and was certified platinum.
Girls Aloud went on to worldwide success with their debut single "Sound Of The Underground" which peaked at number 1 in Christmas 2002.Cheryl returned to The X Factor as a judge in 20 for the series 11th and 12th series, and served as an executive producer for the latter.Cheryl announced she would not be returning to X Factor in 2016, in order to focus on her music career.Cheryl Ann Tweedy (born June 30, 1983), known formerly as Cheryl Cole, and now professionally known as Cheryl, is an English recording artist, songwriter, dancer and model. They welcomed their first child, Bear Grey Payne, on March 22, 2017.
Cole was born in Newcastle, upon Tyneside, in 1983.
She did, however, appear as a guest judge in the Judges Houses stage of the competition.