One of the men in this picture could be about to get the ultimate morale boost – Cheryl Cole says she’s going to call a soldier she took a fancy to during her Pride of Britain trip to Afghanistan.
“Not only are the soldiers incredibly brave, a few were also incredibly cute,” says the frisky little devil.
“I actually came back with a phone number from one lad… although I think his talking to me was a dare. He started chatting to me after I’d been shot at during a training exercise. Obviously it wasn’t real ammunition but it was still terrifying.”
“Anyway, I think I am going to call him this week and we’ll see what happens. I’m sure he’s not expecting me to ring but that’s why it’ll be funny – and that’s why I’m going to do it.”
“Long-distance relationships are a nightmare – a big time difference is a killer because it’s just so hard to stay in touch,” Cheryl goes on, rather pessimistically.
“But there really were so many handsome guys – even some of the girl soldiers were totally gorgeous. Loads of the girls are now following me on Twitter and tweeting me. It’s great. I would love to stay in touch with some of the incredible people I was lucky enough to meet out there.”