Cheryl Cole "Proud" Of Cher Lloyd And Rebecca Ferguson

The former The X Factor judge says she feels proud that her acts have gone on to have successful music careers.

Cheryl Cole has spoken about how proud she is of the success of former protégés Cher Lloyd and Rebecca Ferguson.

The 'Parachute' singer tweeted a message of support to her former acts on The X Factor, following the release of their first solo material this year.

"Feels like I've blinked and we're back in November. It's been a crazy year," Cheryl tweeted earlier today. "So proud of what my girls have achieved. @CherLloyd and @RebeccaFMusic are doing so well!!"

The former reality show judge then posted a link to Rebecca Ferguson's video for debut single 'Nothing's Real But Love' with the words "Wow."

Cheryl is currently working on her third solo album , expected to be released sometime in 2012, and promised fans they would hear new material "sooner than you think".

The singer was reportedly "gutted" to miss out on performing a duet with Gary Barlow at a children's charity event in Manchester last week (17th November).