Cher Lloyd is having the last laugh after announcing her signing to US X Factor judge, LA Reid’s label Epic Records.

In an interview with BBC breakfast the former X Factor contestant revealed she had signed to Reid’s label after recently spending some time in America recording.

I went over to America to do some more recording and stuff like that and now I’m signed to Epic with LA Reid… He said that I am very outgoing, and I say what I want and sometimes it comes out before I get to think about what’s going to come out of my mouth and he likes that. He just said that I’m really fresh and he’s very excited.

Lloyd’s debut album Sticks + Stones was released in November, reaching the Top 5 of the UK album chart with her single Swagger Jagger reaching Number One in the charts and although she has been commended by Reid, who has predicted Cher will be big in the US, the 18-year-old admits it wont be an easy ride.

I’m not going to run before I can walk. It’s quite a big thing to try and achieve, but you never know what’s going to happen.

We can’t wait to hear the new music that Cher comes out with and if she’ll have any interesting collabos. Seems like the X Factor reject is living out Cheryl Cole’s dream.