This is the moment Cheryl Cole first showed the world she had the X Factor.
The pretty little six-year-old stole the show from more than 100 other young hopefuls when took part in the Star Of The Future modelling contest in Newcastle 20 years ago.
Her moves then including pouting at the audience and wiggling her hips look astonishingly like the pop beauty in action today. The contest in 1990 was Cheryl’s first brush with fame but has never been seen until now.
Our exclusive footage at www.people.co.uk shows her delivering a show-stopping performance in the competition run by her local newspaper.
Mike Whitehouse, who was manager of the now-defunct Children’s World store, recalls how Cheryl strutted on to the stage, wiggled her hips and even did the samba just like when shes on stage with Girls Aloud.
Haha oh my god this is so cute. She wiggled her hips and stuff lmfao. Fierce child!
The video shows Mike, who compered the show, giving Cheryl a good-natured ticking off when her routine gets a bit too daring.
Mike, who has just unearthed the video, told The People: She was a lovely little girl and clearly had a lot of talent and a lot of confidence. She strutted on to the stage and wiggled her hips. She even did the samba when she had modelled the latin-style outfit. It was pretty amazing really.
At the end she was judged as being the best and how right we all were. She has grown into a real star.
Cheryl’s mum Joan, 50, recalled: It was a lovely day. She really enjoyed herself.
Agent Pat Morgan, who signed up Cheryl as a child star, added: From a very young age you knew she was going to be special.