Cheryl Cole and Derek Hough’s relationship is not sexual, according to one of his pals who claims the dancer is actually dating someone else.
The Dancing With The Stars performer who has been linked with Chezza since her divorce from Ashley Cole is said to have told childhood friend Mark Ballas that his is not dating the Girls Aloud beauty.
Ballas has revealed to heat magazine, that the rumours surrounding Derek and Cheryl’s relationship has been ‘distorted’ and they are nothing but good friends.
24-year old Mark told the publication: “Derek and Cheryl are just friends and are very professional…”
“Just because they are both hot and are a good act, things get distorted, just like they are distorted when couples dance together.”
He continued: “Derek is very professional and keeps things that way. That’s all they are – friends. He’s dating other people. He’s working really hard and dating.”
Derek’s friends revelations have added to speculation that Cheryl is romantically involved with Black Eyed Peas rapper, Will.I.Am after reports emerged that the pair ‘got cosy’ while Will was helping Chez on the X Factor Judges Houses stage of the show.