Basically the official Christmas-countdown - yes, we did just say that - and our answer to the dark nights that are slowly creeping in, we're looking more forward to the live shows than ever knowing that Chezza is making her highly anticipated return after, ahem, leaving the show back in 2010.
With a media-storm still surrounding the 31-year-old pop sensation after her whirlwind marriage to 33-year-old French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini back in July, Cheryl knows that all eyes are going to be firmly fixed on her throughout the forthcoming months. Realising this, you can bet your Mulberry on the fact that she's going to have a killer on-screen wardrobe to boot.
Cheryl has let us in on exactly what we can expect from her weekly outfits and, by the sounds of things, it's going to be the biggest and most note-worthy X Factor frock-a-thon yet...
'I like to feel nice and wear nice clothes, I’m a girly girl, so when it comes to the live shows I like to wear the sparkly dresses', Cheryl revealed.
From floor-sweeping gowns to embellished mini dresses, Cheryl is well-versed in every aspect of red-carpet dressing. Never one to shy away from a sartorial challenge, we can expect to see broad spectrum of designers, frock styles and colours from the Geordie star that are guaranteed to keep is on our toes week after week.
She might have the chance to wear the designer gowns we could only dream of trying on but Cheryl has made it clear that the singers are her main priority.
'When I first started X Factor, it was never focused on what the judges wore, it was about the contestants,' she says. 'I try and remember that’s what it’s all about... and if people enjoy my dress that’s nice.'
We don't think that will be a problem, Chezza...
By Maxine Eggenberger