According to the Daily Mirror, the X Factor judge, 26, secretly flew in the good looking 24-year-old to join her on her UK tour and one source suggested her behaviour showed that she is no longer thinking about footballer ex Ashley.
“If there was ever a clearer statement that she’s over her ex, this is it,” the insider remarked. “Derek has always been very supportive of Cheryl.”
The pair danced together during a performance of Cole’s hit single Parachute, although a spokesman for the singer has indicated that the act was pre-arranged and that they are just good friends.
Cole has put on a series of gigs in recent months and is next scheduled to take to the stage on Tuesday June 1st at Birmingham’s LG Arena.
There is no news on whether Hough will be joining her for that show, but the two have apparently been spending a lot of time together lately.
He visited her in Los Angeles after she split up from Ashley in February and was spotted going to see her again in Hollywood in April.