The 'Call My Name' hitmaker announced earlier this year that she'd be returning to her seat on the judging panel after a four year break from the ITV talent show, and it's now been revealed that she's been trying to persuade Simon Cowell to get the reality TV star involved.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Cheryl's been busy convincing Simon that while Kim isn't a singer, she'd be a great mentor because she knows how to handle fame.
"The idea is that Kim would fly over and give special media training to the acts towards the end of the show.
"And obviously Simon realises that the inevitable publicity would do the ratings no harm."
However, it's been suggested that Cheryl, 30, also has her own intentions when it comes to wanting her American pal - who recently appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine with her fiancé Kanye West - to feature on the show.
The source explained: "Cheryl is no doubt thinking that if she swings it for Kim, then Kim will probably repay her by endorsing one of her acts.
"Cheryl is desperate to win this year. She feels like she has something to prove to Simon and the British public."