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We take a look at the career of the nation's sweetheart and Geordie beauty, Cheryl Cole.
Cheryl Cole is shown, before famous, appearing on 'Gimme 5' in 1993 on 'Almost Famous Again'. Pic: WENN
A 19 year old Cheryl wins a place in Girls Aloud alongside Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts on music reality show Popstars: The Rivals
Following their victory on Popstars: The Rivals Cheryl and the girls released debut single 'Sound of the Underground'. The infectious pop classic grabbed the Christmas No.1 and spent four weeks at the top!
The singer caused a tabloid hype when she was involved in an incident with a nightclub toilet attendant. Tweedy was sentenced to 120 hours community service plus a compensation to her victim and court fees.
Cheryl reveals that she is dating footballer Ashley Cole, they are picture in public for the first time at the Club Cirque in London.
Cheryl and the girls embarked on their debut tour hitting 21 locations across the UK and Ireland.
Which one to choose... Cheryl, Nadine, Kimberley, Sarah or Nicola? The Girls reveal a collection of limited edition dolls.
After dating for a year Cheryl and Ashley announce their engagement.
Cheryl watches fiance Ashley play in 2006 World Cup (alongside Victoria Beckham).
A war of words emerges between pop princesses Cheryl Cole and Lily Allen. The battle resulted in Cheryl featuring on the B-Side of a Lily Allen single back in 2006.
Cheryl officially becomes Mrs Cole in a lavish ceremony in July 2006.
Cheryl carries out her first solo project featuring on Black Eyed Pea's star Will.i.am's hit single 'Heartbreaker'
X Factor bosses reveal that Cheryl Cole will replace Sharon Osbourne on the UK music reality show.
In Novemeber 2008, Girls Aloud released their fifth studio album 'Out of Control'. Labeling it as their "most exciting and thrilling album yet", the release topped the UK album charts and was proceeded by chart smash 'The Promise'.
Cheryl Cole signs deal with L’Oreal Pic: L'Oreal
Cheryl celebrated her first Brit Award win as part of Girls Aloud back in February 2009 with Best British Single 'The Promise'. The track remains the groups most successful release to date.
Cheryl Cole swaps places and takes to the X Factor stage to perform debut hit, 'Fight For This Love'.
Following the success of her debut album '3 Words', Cheryl is approached to perform live at the 2010 BRITs. The performance just came days after rumours began to circulate surrounding husband Ashely's alleged infidelity.
In May 2010, Cheryl divorced 'the love of her life' Ashley Cole on the ground of unreasonable behaviour.
Cheryl takes to the stage at Wembley to perform at the Capital FM Summertime Ball!
Cheryl is crowned 'Woman of the year' at the 2010 Glamour Awards.
Close pal Will.i.am invites Cheryl to support The Black Eyed peas on their 'The E.N.D' European Tour.
After fainting during an X Factor photoshoot in July 2010, Cole was was admitted to hospital with suspected acute malaria. It was suspected that the singer had contracted the disease after a visit to Tanzania with close friend Derek Hough.
Rumours begin to circulate that 'close friend' Derek Hough was in fact Cheryl's new lover. The dancer who featured in Cole's 'Parachute' video had been her 'rock' during her separation with Ashley and her recovery from malaria.
Back to good health and following two consecutive X Factor wins, Cheryl Cole is chosen to mentor the girls category (Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson and Katie Waissel) in the 2010 series.
Cheryl Cole unveils her waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London.
Cheryl Cole at a book signing for her new book 'Through my eyes' at Waterstone's in London. Pic: PA Photos
Cheryl 's life seems back on track and the singer celebrates the success of her second solo album by baking for her PR team.
Cheryl is named Style Icon at Elle Style Awards.
Rumours begin to circulate that Cheryl had decided to head to the states for a new life with Derek Hough and to break America with the launch of her solo album and a spot on the U.S X Factor.
Cheryl Cole attends her first X Factor Los Angeles Auditions at the Galen Center in USC.
With her U.S career and place on the X Factor judging panel in the bag, Cheryl heads across the pond to attend this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Cheryl Cole poses backstage at the hit musical 'Mary Poppins' on Broadway at The New Amsterdam Theater.
Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and LA Reid arrive in Illinois.
Just week's after being confirmed as a U.S X Factor judge the singer is sacked from the reality TV show after bosses decided she wasn't suitable. The shocking decision caused a rift between Cole and Cowell to the point that Chezza declined the opportunity to reprise her role on the UK show.
After days of silence, Cheryl's manager Will.i.am confirmed that we can expect a brand new album from the sexy-songstress following up the chart-topping 'Messy Little Raindrops' which was released in October 2010.
Cheryl's manager Will.i.am has revealed a potential collaboration on Cole's forthcoming album.
They shared a place on the UK X Factor judging panel last summer but if Will.i.am's comments are anything to go by we could see the famous duo sharing the studio for Cole's forthcoming music projects.
And of course a rumoured collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas could help Cheryl bag her strongest album to date and more importantly raise her profile stateside!
And finally! It was confirmed recently that Girls Aloud would reform in 2012 for a new tour and potential spot on the bill at the Olympic Opening Ceremony. It is yet to be confirmed if the girls will release a new album alongside this, however one thing is for sure - the girls will have plenty to write about when they come back together!