Cheryl Cole has refused to confirm she is dating Derek Hough, instead claiming she has been too busy for love since splitting with Ashley in February.
The X Factor judge told Alan Carr in a new interview: “I’ve had no time. A lady doesn’t talk about these things.”
Her comments came just days after Derek apparently told the Promise This singer that he would end their relationship if she insisted on keeping it secret.
As already reported on MTV, the American dancer told Cheryl that either she go public with their relationship he would rethink his plans to join her in the UK for the festive season. “He is sick to death of all the rumours flying around about the two of them,” a source told New magazine.
Also in Cheryl’s new interview, which airs on Alan Carr: Chatty Man on Monday, the 27-year-old laughed off rumours of sexual tension with Simon Cowell. “There is nothing sexual with Simon. We have good chemistry.”
But he did give the Geordie beauty an unusual Christmas gift… vouchers for Botox injections! “I still haven’t opened mine. I’ll give it back to him… he could use it himself. But he looks younger now than he did before. Maybe the Botox works!”
Cheryl also admitted that this year’s X Factor was the hardest yet and that the atmosphere behind the scenes was “intense”. “It is hardcore backstage. We want to kill each other by the end,” she confessed.