Cheryl is set to reveal the full story of her split with Ashley to Piers Morgan.
The X Factor judge is expected to a do one-hour ITV1 special in May where she will talk in detail for the first time about how the England defender cheated on her.
Cheryl had already agreed to do an interview with Morgan BEFORE her split with Ashley, after he pitched the idea to her when they met at the National TV Awards in January.
A source said: “She knows that Piers will handle it well. She feels safe in his hands.
“And she knows that if it is on TV, people can hear it from her direct in her own words.”
Cheryl will perform new single Parachute on Jonathan Ross’s BBC1 show on Friday, but will not be interviewed.