"Best year of my life"

Cheryl Cole has described the past year as the best of her life - despite going through a divorce and contracting malaria.

The X Factor judge says in her autobiography, 'Through My Eyes' she's had the 'craziest time'.

She also tells of her fondness for the two men linked with her - dancer Derek Hough and singer Will.i.am, describing Derek as "a sweetheart" and Will.i.am as "a very special person".

The 27 year old divorced football star Ashley last month shortly after recovering from malaria which she contracted in Tanzania whilst on holiday with Hough.

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