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Will.i.am thought about finding Cheryl a role in the band while Fergie took time out.
It's been revealed that Cheryl Cole was almost Fergie's Black Eyed Peas replacement after the band announced a break.
Will.i.am, who manages Cheryl Cole's music career, wants Cheryl to be huge on both sides of the Atlantic and as well as lining up huge collaborations for her was in talks to use her as a Fergie fill-in.
But according to The Sun it was thought the Black Eyed Peas commitments would conflict with a Girls Aloud comeback so the plans were panned.
In the meantime Cheryl is rumoured to be working with Usher and Christina Aguilera in a bid to relaunch her solo career later this year.