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LITTLE Lewis McCue may be only six but he’s ready to Fight For His Love for Geordie pop princess Cheryl Cole.
Lewis is, we believe, the Girls Aloud siren’s littlest and biggest fan . . . and has been ever since he first set eyes two years ago.
He watched the Tyneside heartbreaker as a judge on The X Factor at the tender age of four, and soon the little lad had his room decorated with scores of posters of the 26-year-old, which he kisses every night before he goes to sleep.
Each week he sends love letters to the starlet . . . and his family have told the Sunday Sun that somehow they have managed to get the Heaton-born star to reply to little Lewis.
He also has countless signed photographs and T-shirts with Cheryl’s face emblazoned across them, which he has mysteriously received through the post.
But the Lobley Hill primary school pupil’s big dream is to meet his favourite star in person.
His mum Suzanne said Lewis was mesmerised by Cheryl from the first moment he saw her judging on talent show X Factor.
The part-time clerk at Gateshead’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital said: “Lewis is totally besotted with Cheryl. He was about four when he first saw her on the X Factor and he hasn’t looked back since.
“He has put up loads of posters in his bedroom and I’m not allowed to take them down. If we are in a shop and he sees pictures of her on magazines he makes me buy them.
“Then he will come home and study the pictures. He gets so embarrassed about it.
“Lewis has received letters from Cheryl asking if he has her new CD, as well as Valentine and birthday cards. He then takes them to his school to shows to his friends.
“He also has four T-shirts with her picture on, which he wears all the time. He isn’t happy when they go in the washing machine. When we took him to see Girls Aloud last year at the Metro Radio arena he didn’t even blink.
“He seems to be totally mesmerised by her and thinks she is gorgeous. If you ask Lewis who his best friend is, he says Cheryl.”
Lewis also has become a celebrity on Irish Radio Station i105-107 after breakfast presenters Dernard and Keith looked up Bonnie Tiler on the internet and found Suzanne’s partner Mandy Dodgson, who is a plumber and tiler.
As a wind-up they rang Mandy and now every Thursday, they speak to Lewis at 8am to find out whether he has received any new signed photographs or T-shirts from Cheryl.
Suzanne, 36, said: “His love for Cheryl is good in a way as he is a little boy.
“I think she is lovely and really pretty but when you are in the car and it has to be Cheryl Cole music you realise how funny it is. He would be over the moon if he actually met Cheryl, but I also think he would be very shy.”
Ne-Yo has told how the first time he met Cheryl Cole he didn’t understand a word she said – because he was so bowled over by her beauty.
The hip-hop star revealed he would love to work with the Girls Aloud singer, but the first time they met he didn’t listen to what she was saying.
Ne-Yo told The Daily Star: “I remember being blown away, she is breathtakingly gorgeous – it was difficult to talk to her, cos she’d say something and I’d be like ‘Huh?’”
Ne-Yo has revealed that he struggled to understand Cheryl Cole when the pair met last year.
The ‘Closer’ singer praised the Girls Aloud star’s looks, but admitted that she had to repeat herself because of her strong Geordie accent.
“It was difficult to talk to her, ‘cos she’d say something and I’d be like, ‘Huh?’” he told the Daily Star.
“I missed everything she said ‘cos I was just staring at her. She’s a great artist.”
Ne-Yo added that he has watched some of Cole’s performances on the internet and is eager to work with her in the future.
SHE earned the moniker the nation’s sweetheart for her sensitive turn on The X Factor and during a recent outing Cheryl Cole showed she’s hanging onto it.
The stunning Geordie stopped to have a chat and pose for snaps with a passing builder as she picked up a coffee at South Kensington’s Starbucks
Wearing casual baggy trousers, a grey top and heels and with her famous barnet scraped back, she was a far cry from the glammed-up look she favours on the ITV1 show.
After his chance meeting, the builder raved: “‘She was really nice,” before continuing: “Even though she’s this huge star she was so down to earth and seemed really interested in talking to me about how my day was going.”
Cheryl was said to be shacked up at west London’s swanky Baglioni hotel as she prepared to promote her album across Europe.
According to reports, Cheryl Cole is thought to be considering having elocution lessons because she wants to crack America, and Simon Cowell apparently told her that US audiences might not be able to understand what she is saying. However, a professor of English language at Sheffield University has said she could damage her appeal at home by doing so.
Joan Beal is quoted as saying: “If she is seen to be changing her accent for commercial reasons, this could damage her image here… In the UK, the Geordie accent is viewed very positively and studies of reactions to accents consistently show that it is considered friendly, honest and generally attractive. There are lots of voice coaches who claim to be able to soften regional accents, and I’m sure Cheryl would have access to reputable ones who’ve worked successfully with actors. But does she want to be seen as putting on an act?”
The X Factor may have made Geordie lass Cheryl Cole a national treasure but family, as they say, comes first.
Despite becoming the face of L’Oreal, launching a solo career and winning the X Factor with Joe McElderry this year, Cheryl is planning a family that may lead her to quit the judging panel.
According to the Daily Mail, Cheryl is set to sign up for this year’s show but hopes to bow out at the end of the series.
And that may just scupper Simon Cowell’s plan to snare the Girls Aloud singer for his US launch of the talent contest.
A source told the Mail: “Cheryl has made it clear that she wants to have a baby sooner rather than later.
“This is something she knows she has to plan. She will be 27 in June and she really wants to start a family with Ashley.”
Simon has made no secret of the fact that he is keen to get Cheryl on board Stateside, but filming both series might just be pushing it if she’s in the family way.
The source added: “Cheryl has not been formerly approached about going on American X Factor. Of course she is flattered with all the talk, but she would think carefully before signing up.
“She has Ashley to think about and America would involve a lot of travelling.
“Also, if she was pregnant by then it would make things difficult. But on the other hand, the show would make her a worldwide star.”
Cheryl recently admitted to “feeling broody” though and with Dannii already expecting, it looks like Simon may just lose both his X Factor girls.
CHERYL Cole has started work on her second solo album and is upping the ante.
I can reveal America’s biggest songwriter Ryan Tedder, 30, was in the studio with the Girls Aloud star at the weekend.
And it proves plans to crack the States are definitely at the forefront of the Geordie singer’s mind.
Ryan told me: “I got into England early on Saturday and went straight into the studio with Cheryl. We’re going to try and take the dance thing in a quirky new direction and make it a little more funky.”
“I’m very excited about the tracks. I’m not going to turn her into something weird but it’s different to anything she’s done.”
With Simon Cowell, 50, keen for Chezza, 26, to give him a helping hand Stateside, a spot on the judging panel of X Factor America would tie in nicely.
And OneRepublic frontman Ryan, who has penned international smashes like Beyoncé’s Halo and Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love, is impressed by the Fight For This Love singer’s British credentials.
He said: “Cheryl’s about as famous as J-Lo was in her heyday but she’s so nice and genuine. Cheryl said there are songs Americans can get away with and she can’t.”
“It’s typical for a successful American female to put out a song about how famous or rich they are. But that’s not a British thing to do. Cheryl connects with being real and this is what the songs are about.”
Go girl. OneRepublic’s new album Waking Up is out on January 18.
Posted January 13, 2010on:
With Simon Cowell confirming that he is leaving American Idol to launch X Factor in the US, speculation is again focusing on whether Geordie popstrel Cheryl Cole will sit in the judge’s seat next to him.
No doubt that Cheryl is lovely, charming and capable enough, but what will the average American make of her broad northern accent?
Test screenings last year revealed that her Geordie brogue was definitely seen as a potential stumbling block to her transatlantic success.
Simon even jokingly said he’d pay for elocution lessons for our modern-day Eliza Doolittle.
So, aside from her accent in general and therefore just about everything she says, what words and phrases might pose particular problems for our Cheryl?
Here are some we think might baffle our American friends:
Mam – weirdly, Americans already have trouble with the more familiar ‘mum’, even though it’s pretty close to their ‘mom’.
Example: ‘So, yor oot heor singing fre yer mam?’
Translation: So, you’re out here singing for your mum?
Hoose – as in ‘house’.
Example: ‘Yee really browt the hoose doon!’
Translation: ‘You really brought the house down!’
Alreet – as in alright, both a greeting and an adjective/adverb
Example: ‘ Ah thowt it wez alreet.’
Translation: ‘I thought it was alright.’
Gaan – going, as in progress.
Example: ‘Ah reckon yor gaan aal the way!’
Translation: ‘I reckon you’re going all the way!’
Knaa – know
Example: ‘Ah divvent knaa whether te laugh or bubble.’
Translation: ‘I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.’
SHE may have vowed to “fight for this love” but fans of pop princess Cheryl Cole are fighting for chart success.
Newcastle-born Cheryl was disappointed in May when her last single with Girls Aloud became the band’s first ever song to miss out on a spot in the UK top 10.
But now thousands of devoted fans are planning to push Untouchable to the top of the charts.
In a rapidly-growing internet campaign, some 5,600 Facebook users have pledged to buy the song to make sure that Girls Aloud’s record of success remains unbroken.
Beckee Radley, of Blackburn, Lancashire and Aoife Malone, of Ireland, both 16, are behind the campaign.
Beckee said: “Some people think that the single didn’t get enough promotion and some think it was not the right track to release.
“Whatever it may have been, now fans want to recover that top 10 record by getting the song to the place it should have been at the top of the charts.
“The objective is to get Untouchable back in the top 10. To do this, we need people to download the song or its remixes from any download site that counts towards the chart before February 7.”
Untouchable, the 21st single from Cheryl and bandmates Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, reached number 11, breaking a string of consecutive top 10 hits that ran back to their debut single in 2002.
The campaign has received the backing of Girls Aloud’s record label, bandmate Nadine Coyle and celebrities Jonathan Ross, Liz McClarnon and Lisa Mafia, who have all shown their support on Twitter.
Cheryl first found fame in the band Girls Aloud after winning her place through Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.
The group’s debut single Sound of the Underground peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2002 Christmas number one.
Since 2003, Girls Aloud’s singles I’ll Stand by You, Walk This Way, and The Promise have charted at number one.
In 2009, it was announced that Girls Aloud would partake in a year-long hiatus to pursue solo projects, but would reunite for a new studio album this year.
To support the campaign to see Girls Aloud’s record of chart successes continue, download the song or its remixes from any download site that counts towards the chart before February 6 at 11:59pm.
For more information, visit http://www.tinyurl.com/untouchabletop10
Cheryl Cole is the face of Lady Luck, according to a survey released today by leading online bingo site – galabingo.com
Top Ten Lady Luck’s
1 Cheryl Cole
2 Holly Willoughby
3 Susan Boyle
4 Alesha Dixon
5 Stacey Solomon
6 Coleen Nolan
7 Anne Widdecome
8 Katie Price
9 Kim Woodburn
10 Jane Danson (Leanne Battersby in Coronation Street)
When the site, which pays out more than £65million per month, asked the nation if luck was a lady who would she look like, Geordie songbird Cheryl Cole topped the poll with daytime TV presenter, Holly Willoughby, securing a close second.
In third place was Scotland’s most recent talent export, Susan Boyle, while Strictly Come Dancing bombshell, Alesha Dixon, and X Factor runner-up, Stacey Solomon, were voted fourth and fifth respectively.
It’s no surprise all of the top five had a great 2009 – winning national recognition, chart success and critical acclaim.
Cheryl’s second stint as Britain’s favourite X Factor judge was topped off with her protégé, Joe McElderry winning the reality TV show final last month and 2009 saw her debut solo become the fastest-selling single of the year with more than 290,000 sales.