Cheryl and Liam Payne might have been split for a good few months, but now the former pair are set to go head-to-head in a battle of the charts.
The exes – who announced their break up back in July – are said to be booked to perform brand new music during The X Factor live shows next month, with both singing about their heartbreak.
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Luckily, to avoid any awkward meetings in the ITV corridors, the pair will be performing on different days.
Chez will be doing a rendition of comeback single Love Made Me Do It, and Liam is apparently treating the audience to a performance of his latest song Polaroid.
A source revealed: ‘Cheryl is relaunching her music career on the show, and Liam will be trying to get a top hit after his last record, First Time, flopped.
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‘It will be interesting to see how they both do when given the same platform.’
Talking to The Mirror, the insider added: ‘Both have written about the breakdown of their relationship in their new music, so they could end up singing about their break-ups on the same stage.’
This will mark the first time 35-year-old Cheryl has been on the X Factor stage in four years, having last performed in 2014 with I Don’t Care.
Her track Love Made Me Do It, is said to focus on her former romance with One Direction star Liam, 25, who she shares one-year-old baby Bear with.
A source told The Sun: ‘Inevitably, all of the big TV shows have been fighting to get Cheryl’s first performance as it will be a huge ratings winner.
‘She has decided to remain loyal to The X Factor rather than give the exclusive to its rival, BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.’
They added: ‘And Cheryl will be pulling out all of the stops to make sure that this is one of her most talked-about performances to date.’
Erm… who’s excited?!
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