Cheryl Tweedy is a well known British pop artist and TV presenter. She is most famous for her role in one of the biggest girl bands in the country, Girls Aloud. Cheryl Cole biography includes some of her early career a child artist to joing the biggest girl band Girls Aloud which made her one of the most succesful pop singer.
As a child, Cheryl Tweedy won the children’s “World Star of Future Modeling” competition and was voted the “Best Looking Girl of Newcastle” poll. She wasn’t a stranger to TV as a child either, appearing in 2 British Gas adverts and some advertising campaigns for “SCS” and “Eldon Square”
When a young Cheryl Tweedy was just 16, she auditioned and got into the Royal Ballet Summer School, beating 9,000 other applicants into the much coveted dance school. On the back of this, she appeared on the Tyne Tee’s television show “Gimme 5” where she was looking for sponsors to get into the Royal Ballet School.
Despite being offered a place, Cheryl turned down the opportunity, instead following her dreams of becoming a pop star. She decided to apply for a new television talent show, “Popstars: The Rivals”. At her first audition, Cheryl performed “Have You Ever” by S Club 7 and got the thumbs up from the 3 judges. Cheryl went on to fly through the auditions and became part of the winning band, Girls Aloud who took the Christmas number 1 spot with their debut single “Sound of the Underground”.
In July 2006, Cheryl Tweedy became Cheryl Cole when she married English Premiership Footballer, Ashley Cole. The wedding was originally going to be a quiet family affair, but as plans grew, Cheryl and Ashley Cole accepted glossy magazine a deal with OK! This partly financed the wedding ceremony. Cheryl wore a beautiful dress designed by Roberto Cavalli and is reported to be worth £110,000.
The next few years were amazing for Cheryl, Girls Aloud have gone on to become one of the biggest girl groups of all time, with 19 consecutive number one hits to date, a sell-out European 38-date tour in 2008. This reportedly cost an estimated £3 million to stage, with £250,000 worth of pyrotechnics used. Girls Aloud then put on their biggest tour yet in 2009, the Out of Control Tour, which was to be the final tour before the band made a temporary split to pursue solo projects.
In January 2008, Cheryl’s world fell apart. The Sun revealed evidence of Cheryl’s husband, Ashley Cole had been cheating on her with blonde hairdresser Aimee Walton. He reportedly had sex with the 22 year old at a friends flat, and then went on to beg her to keep things quiet. When she told him she might be pregnant he was reported to have tried buying Aimee off by sending her and her family away on holiday, and provide cash for a private abortion. It turned out Aimee was not pregnant, but Cheryl went off-the-rails for a number of months following Ashley’s deceit. After much media-deliberation and 4 months of ‘will-she wont-she’, Cheryl decided to forgive her man and stand by him.
Just after her marital difficulties, Cheryl was asked to become a judge on the hit ITV Series, The X Factor after Sharon Osbourne quit. The format is very similar to the process Cheryl went through all those years ago, the process which turned her into a global mega-star and made her the ideal candidate for the job.
Cheryl Cole proved to be an instant hit with viewers thanks to her stunning looks and warm personality. The ratings went through the roof and it doesn’t take a genius to work out why. Cheryl has been a revelation on the show. She’s beautiful, kind, witty, natural and isn’t afraid to speak up to Simon Cowell.
Cheryl in her debut year at The X Factor went on to mentor one of her acts, Alexandra Burke to win the series, and that £1 million pound recording contract with Sony BMG. Alexandra released a cover of Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah, which awarded Alex the Christmas number 1 spot.
Since Alexandra won the show in December 2008, Cheryl’s band are planning another European tour in 2009, and Cheryl has been asked to remain as judge on the next series, with a massive pay increase from £800,000 per series, to £1.5 million per series with an additional £1million for a golden handcuffs deal. This means Cheryl Cole cannot appear on any other television network apart from ITV.
Whilst Cheryl’s career goes from strength to strength, we can be sure that Cheryl’s warm personality and stunning looks will remain in the public eye for many years to come.