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Cheryl Cole is a Knockout in GQ – Jamie Tuohy

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Check out Cheryl Cole’s sensational new shoot on the cover of the June issue of British GQ! The pop princess looks ravishingly sexy in the feature which was shot by Mariano Vivanco. The interview delves into Cheryl’s life, focusing on her tumultuous year which saw her battle malaria and resulted in her “unceremonious sacking” from X Factor USA.

The Call My Name singer reveals that her life became unbearable in the few years with constant media scrutiny and paparazzi camped outside her house being ubiquitous elements in her life. The interview probes into Cheryl’s relationship status, as Johnathan Heaf quizzes her about her relationship with her ex-husband Ashley. This is needless and futile – we all know Cheryl isn’t going to talk about her relationships ever again and the constant questions about Ashley are incredibly old and boring. She divorced him two years ago – move on and get over it, because that’s exactly what Cheryl has done.

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 Far from playing the hard done-by victim, Cheryl is keen to forge an image beyond the realms of X Factor  and her new album A Million Lights is packed with powerful tracks that showcase her feisty and fun sides. Admitting that the last few years have nearly driven her to breaking-point, and at one juncture in the interview, Cheryl states that she found herself begging her ‘team’ to help her and it was suggested that she seek therapy – a suggestion which Cheryl rebuked. However, for the Geordie singer, this is not the image she wants to portray – insisting that she is now “bulletpoof” and is very much “still mouthy”.

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Cheryl tells us that she would very much like to have children and that she feels that she was put on this earth to be a mother – revealing that she would love to call her son Alfie. She also says that her days of feuding are well and truly gone, saying “that stuff doesn’t come into my life any more”. The long commented on feuds between herself, Lily Allen and Charlotte Church are apparently “nonexistent” and she insists that she isn’t holding any grudges towards Simon Cowell.

Her new video for Call My Name opens with a quote from French writer Marquis de Sade – “the only way to a woman’s heart is along the path of torment” and it appears that Cheryl sees pain as a necessary sacrifice for the life she leads, but she isn’t going to let her suffering and turmoil define her – she has emerged as a more tolerant and philosophical person. A savvy businesswoman who recognises the importance of marketing, Cheryl Cole is fully intent on reaffirming her name as a global superstar.

Cheryl’s new album A Million Lights will be released on June 18 and the album’s debut single Call My Name will be available on June 10.

Check out Cheryl Cole’s interview with Jonathan Heaf in June’s British GQ and also look out for articles on wedding etiquette for us guys and a new James Bond exhibition! It’s a good’un and is in shops now!

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Jamie.

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