Cheryl's first TV appearance
'80s pop king Peter Waterman ends up boggle-eyed when he meets Cheryl Cole for the first time as she auditions for talent show Popstars: The Rivals.
Cheryl wins over the nation
One of Cheryl's performances on Popstars: The Rivals, where she managed to win over the nation and land a spot in Louis Walsh's new group Girls Aloud. They went on to do quite well.
Cheryl and the Girls Aloud girls in their pomp back at the 2009 Brit Awards, where they picked up some gongs after this cheeky performance.
Cheryl goes solo
Girls Aloud went on hiatus so Cheryl Cole took the plunge into solo stardom. Her first performance on The X Factor was one of the most talked-about slots in the show's history. Keep an eye out for her ex-husband Ashley in the crowd.
Cheryl goes indie
Snow Patrol and Cheryl Cole teamed up at Children In Need 2009 for this performance of 'Set The Fire To The Third Bar'.
Cheryl answers her critics
Facing down the criticism about her vocal skills square on, Cheryl Cole covered 'Fireflies' at Radio 1's Big Weekend. Did she pull it off?
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