The returning judge was gifted with a Newcastle United shirt emblazoned with the words Miss Cheryl while attending her hometown auditions on Thursday (26 June).
31 was a reference to Cheryl's age.
And former footballer's wife Chezza looked pretty happy!
Cheryl wore a cute white dress and nude heels for the first day of judges' auditions at the Baltic Centre. No doubt she was thrilled to be spending some time at home in Newcastle!
She spent time chatting with fans who'd waited to see her, even puckering up for a few!
The 'Promise This' singer is returning to the X Factor as a judge this year following her exit in 2011 to work on the US version. (She was sacked from that role after just a few days.)
Cheryl was joined in Newcastle by the rest of this year's judging lineup: Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Scary Spice Mel B.
Radio 1Xtra DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford will replace Caroline Flack as the host of Xtra Factor.
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Cheryl's X Factor highlights in pictures:
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