The Daily Star claims that the Girls Aloud singer has been happy for people to believe that she was dating Derek Hough, who she has been regularly linked with in the press.
"Cheryl has been more than happy to use Derek and her good friend will.i.am to fool paparazzi and fans alike," a source told the paper. "She has actually been dating one of the dancers."
They continued: "They met while she supported the band on their European tour earlier this year."
Yesterday, Amir Khan denied that he said that Cole and Hough were not dating, after reports suggested that he had commented on their friendship.
The source continued: "Cheryl's relationship with the hunky backing dancer is very casual. They've been enjoying each other’s company behind closed doors."
The paper claims that the X Factor judge is planning to spend time in Ibiza with the dancer and will.i.am shortly.
"Cheryl's hoping to fly out and party with the lads in Ibiza in a few weeks time," the source added. "However, it all depends on what happens with her job-hunting in LA."
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