Cheryl Cole could be back on The X Factor this Friday!

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Cheryl Cole poses in the press room at the National Television Awards held the at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Singer Cheryl Cole (or Tweedy, are we the only ones just not getting used to that?) is hoping to return to The X Factor this week.

Cheryl could return to The X Factor as early as this week, according to new reports.

The Fight For This Love singer, who is recovering from malaria at home, has told bosses she wants to return to The X Factor on Friday where she will be interviewed in her home by Xtra Factor’s Konnie Huq.

A source revealed: “Cheryl loves the show and is desperate to get back to work.

“She’s under doctors’ orders to that it easy. But it’s a big step that she’s back on board.”

The Girls Aloud beauty has been forced to abandon auditions and the bootcamp stages of the show after contracting malaria during a holiday in Tanzania with pal Derek Hough.

Despite spending a week in intensive care, Chezza is set to make a return to the elimination stage at the Judges Houses next month.

A friend added to the Daily Star: “She has put all her energy into getting better and it’s paid off. Simon has told her he can’t wait to have her back.”

Meanwhile, police were called to the hotel where the X Factor hopefuls are staying after their celebrations at getting through to the bootcamp stage of the show were apparently taken too far.

Bosses on the show have had to pay out for damaged property after contestants destroyed the Premiere Inn hotel in Wembley, London.

An X Factor spokesperson said: “We have spoken to the individuals concerned, who have apologised for their behaviour.”

It has also been reported the groups have changed, with the over-25s category being replaced by the over-28s instead.

Guest judge Nicole Scherzinger – who was one of the stars who replaced Dannii Minogue on the panel during her maternity leave – suggested the change because the quality of older singers was so high.