Cheryl Cole is feeling much better.
The gorgeous singer, who came down with malaria a few weeks ago, will return to her seat on The X-Factor judging table this week.
"Cheryl loves the show and is desperate to get back to work," says a friend. "She's under doctors' orders to that it easy. But it's a big step that she's back on board."
Following a trip to Tanzania with boyfriend Derek Hough last month, Cole spent a week in intensive care due to this disease. But she'll return for the British version of American Idol in time for the elimination stage.
Said the insider: "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."