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Cheryl Cole to record solo songs

Cheryl Cole
Cole was voted world's sexiest woman by readers of FHM

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is to begin working on solo material, a spokesman for Girls Aloud has confirmed.

He said that it was too early to say who the 25-year-old would be working with but that a number of different producers had been approached.

He said the group would "take time out" this year to work on solo projects from "music to acting to beauty to fashion".

Earlier this year, Girls Aloud signed a new record deal promising three more albums, including one in autumn 2010.


"Cheryl is going to work on some solo music - there is no release date set for this yet as she has not recorded any music," the spokesman said.

Her A&R people have approached various producers with the view to working with her
Girls Aloud spokesman

"Her A&R people have approached various producers with the view to working with her.

"Until she has recorded music, we can't say who will be working on the record as we can't say at this stage what will make it past the idea stage," he added.

Meanwhile, rising electro-pop star FrankMusik has claimed on micro-blogging site Twitter: "I am producing Cheryl Cole's solo album."

Cole's profile has been raised following her successful stint as a judge on ITV1 talent show The X Factor.

Dominic Cooper and Sarah Harding
Dominic Cooper and Sarah Harding will star in BBC Two drama Freefall

On Thursday, it was announced that she had been named the world's sexiest woman by readers of FHM magazine.

Girls Aloud were created through ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 and have become one of the most successful British pop groups of the decade, notching up 20 consecutive top 10 singles.

Cole's bandmate Sarah Harding is to make her acting debut in forthcoming BBC Two drama Freefall, starring alongside Mamma Mia actor Dominic Cooper.

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