The 28-year-old, who was married to England footballer Ashley Cole and later divorced him, says she only did it because her friend and manager convinced her to work alone.

Cheryl Cole. Pic/Santa Banta

"It was actually him ( who convinced me to do a solo record. I never would have done a solo record. At the time, I would have had a family. At the time I was still married!

But it was actually Will saying to us, 'You know you're going to do a solo record, right?', and I was saying, 'I don't want to, not yet'. "And he was like, 'I think you should. You need to'.

He said, 'I'm excited, I want to be involved with it'. So he was involved from day one. I recorded my first ever solo song 'Heartbreaker' with Will," Cole said. The singer said she would have been happy to use that time to start a family with then-husband Ashley.