London, May 03 (ANI): Cheryl Cole has landed a 2.1-million pound telly deal, making her one of the best-paid female TV stars .
The Girls Aloud beauty’s 820,000-pound X Factor salary will increase to 1.1million pounds next year.
Also, she will receive a contract for an extra 1million pounds a year to host other prime time shows on ITV1.
“This is an enormous coup for ITV. Cheryl has major appeal across ages and genders for her beauty and down-to-earth personality. Times are tough in telly land like everywhere else. But the option of bringing someone of Cheryl’s calibre into the station is too good to pass up,” News of the World quoted a source of the channel as saying.
Bosses are still deciding what sort of shows the 25-year-old could host.
The source said: “They’re discussing whether Cheryl should host a chat show. But they also know the void left by Cilla Black’s in light entertainment has never really been filled.
“Basically, they want her to become the Queen Of ITV,” the source added.
In addition to this, Cole may also land a record-breaking 3million pounds deal for a book about her rise to fame and the anguish of England ace hubby Ashley Cole’s infidelity with barmaid Aimee Walton last year.
A publishing industry source said: “Cheryl’s book would be a guaranteed bestseller. Her views on what went on between her and Ashley when he was caught cheating would be explosive.” (ANI)