Cheryl Cole is not going to be distracted by Simon Cowell’s mind games over the line-up for the US X Factor. Far from yearning for all things American, the 27-year-old is looking to Britain for her next musical tie-up.
‘For me, it’s all about the British music scene right now,’ she told me [Andrei Harmsworth, Metro journalist] backstage at the Brits. With two chart-topping albums under her belt, Chez is keeping things solo.
‘I seriously can’t wait to get back into the studio now,’ she said. ‘I’m itching to start recording.’
She may have come away empty handed from the Brits this year but the experience was a far cry from last year, when she took to the stage still raw from her split with footballer Ashley.
‘Last year was intense, but it’s good to be back a year on.’
As if to show what he may be missing, she turned up to the Universal do with a frock split to her thigh. And it certainly impressed Rihanna. The poorly singer still had Chez on her mind as she missed the parties because of bronchitis.
‘Can Cheryl Cole NOT be so yummy??? Just ONCE!!!’ she tweeted.
Meanwhile, the fuss over who gets the US X Factor slot doesn’t seem to matter to F1 star Lewis Hamilton. He said of girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger’s battle with Cole: ‘It doesn’t bother me.’