Former 'Pop Idol' star Will Young has reportedly helped Cheryl Cole to choose her 'X Factor' finalists.

According to The Sun, the 30-year-old singer travelled to Morocco with the Girls Aloud singer to assist her in whittling down her group.

Reports suggest that Cole's category is the boys, aged between 16 and 25, this year.

Dannii Minogue will reportedly take charge of the girls category, with her pop singer sister Kylie set to help her with the selection process in Dubai.