SHE’S been taking some well-deserved time out to focus on motherhood, but we can reveal that singer Cheryl could soon be back on the airwaves – this time as a radio presenter.
The former Girls Aloud star, who can boast five No1 singles as a solo artist, has been approached by radio firm Global to host her own show.
Geordie Cheryl, who has four-year-old son Bear with ex Liam Payne, has been offered a big-money deal which she is mulling over.
The company houses Capital FM, Heart, Smooth and Gold among others, and boasts a roster of high-profile DJs, including Amanda Holden, Kelly Brook, Mark Wright and Marvin Humes.
Cheryl already has an impressive telly track record, with judging stints on ITV’s The X Factor and BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer, and she can more than hold her own when it comes to banter.
An industry source said: “Cheryl has been inundated with several offers to do a radio show and Global are very eager.
“It would be an exciting new step for her in her career and give her the freedom to do other projects alongside.
“Global are super keen to sign her and know she would add real star quality. She has a huge fanbase who would loyally follow her to the station.”
But a source close to the singer added: “Cheryl has been approached by several networks, including Global. She is in demand, but if something happens it might not be with them.”
Meanwhile, Cheryl will headline London pop festival Mighty Hoopla in September.
The line-up at the fifth annual festival includes Eve, Becky Hill, En Vogue, Atomic Kitten, Gabrielle and RuPaul’s Drag Race stars United Kingdolls.
Paris is a fruity pastel
HER 2006 single Stars Are Blind has enjoyed a resurgence thanks to a prominent spot on Oscar-nominated movie A Promising Young Woman.
And Paris Hilton has now revived her peak pink signature style too. The socialite-turned-DJ braved a dangerously deep neckline and pastel dress with a leg bomb slit as she stepped out in LA this week.
The saucepot’s breathy vocals can be heard on the latest NERVO single Pickle, purring innuendo-laden lyrics. Twins Mim and Liv Nervo told us: “Paris has earned her stripes and knows a lot about club music – she’s a boss.”
With a rumoured net worth of £200million we couldn’t agree more . . .
SIR Anthony Hopkins could clinch his second Oscar tomorrow night as he’s up for Best Actor for his role in The Father.
But the star has revealed he prepares for parts in a very British manner.
He said: “I’m not a method actor. I can’t sit in the corner thinking I’m a plant or anything like that,
“I get a cup of tea or a cup of coffee and say, ‘Good morning’. Some people want to make a big deal of it. I can’t. I’ve got a life of my own and acting to me is a hobby, a paid hobby, but I enjoy it.”
Anthony and other UK-nominated talent, including Carey Mulligan, Vanessa Kirby and Emerald Fennell are set to congregate at BFI Southbank at 1am tomorrow. Espresso Martinis all round.
Pink and Rag's duet at Brits
WHILE UK talent is at the forefront of the BRIT Awards, we’re excited to reveal Pink is flying in from the US to give the bash an international A-lister boost.
The Just Give Me A Reason hitmaker will duet at the May 11 event with Rag ’n’ Bone Man on new single Anywhere From Here
Rag, real name Rory Graham, releases his second album Life By Misadventure five days before the duo’s appearance at London’s O2.
Pink won Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2019. Rag scooped the 2017 Critics’ Choice and Breakthrough Act gongs.
A source said: “The BRITs has a history of putting big-name international stars on the stage, and this is a real coup. There was a fear this year that
Covid would derail things and only UK-based acts would be able to perform.
“Pink’s team are happy it will be a safe space and she’s looking forward to returning to the BRITs and spending time with Rory rehearsing.”
Harry’s a lovely human
HE danced with Phoebe Waller-Bridge in his Treat People With Kindness video, and now we can reveal the secret to Harry Styles’ enduring success is actually his, erm, real-life kindness.
Scouting For Girls frontman Roy Stride worked on the first One Direction album, and in an exclusive chat as the band released their sixth album Easy Cover this week, Roy said: “Harry is lovely as a human being.
“He didn’t sound like anyone else. That’s what you need as a vocalist.”
Harry, who is dating US actress Olivia Wilde, crossed paths with Roy years later in LA.
Roy said: “I was in Soho House with my wife and Harry walked in. My wife went to the toilet and Harry came over and goes: ‘Roy, it’s been so long.’
“As he left my wife came back. I still don’t think she believes me now.”
Scouting For Girls tour the UK from September 30
Vern's dreadful pressie for Tess
LIKE many of us, Vernon Kay was sucked in by Instagram adverts during lockdown and lured into spending a fortune on clobber, including a “dreadful” blouse for his missus Tess Daly.
He said his purchases rarely matched up to the expectations created on social media.
Vernon explained: “You know those adverts that pop up, and there’s a rucksack or a pair of jeans or a shirt that looks amazing, the guys look tremendous, the girls look ultra-sexy and they’re foxy and they’re going on their night out and they look really cool because they’ve got this new backpack, and they look wicked in their skinny jeans and the girls have got blouses that make them look sexy.
“But then you buy it and then, when it comes through the post, and you realise it’s absolutely garbage. That’s a great analogy of social media, because I’ve done it a thousand times, unfortunately.
“It’s cost me a fortune. I’ve thought, ‘Oh I like that rucksack, I like that pair of jeans, Tess will look great in that blouse’. It’s arrived and it’s absolutely dreadful.”
Speaking on his Aviva Insurance podcast, the I’m A Celeb star added: “Not everything is how it seems on social media.”
At least the thought was there, Vern . . .
HE’S like a loveable grandad on The Voice, but mild-mannered Sir Tom Jones has revealed he was so hot-tempered when he was younger he feared he’d kill someone.
The singer, whose new album Surrounded By Time came out this week, was warned to rein in his aggression.
Tom said: “I had a vicious temper when I was young.”
He told BBC Radio 4’s Front Row: “I didn’t snap easily – it took a lot to do it – but once it went it was like a red light went on.
“It was terrible. I’m not proud of the fact.
“I used to worry about my temper and thought: ‘I’m going to kill somebody one day’.
“Now I’m worried somebody is going to kill me, so I wouldn’t want to get into a scrap now.”
Katy gets maid up in Vegas
KATY PERRY is no stranger to casting her net far and wide when it comes to impressive stage gear, but the US singer’s mermaid costume really makes a splash.
The new mum, who had a baby girl called Daisy with Orlando Bloom last August, looks like a real-life Disney character in this promo film to launch a new hotel and casino.
Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood star alongside her in the advert for Resorts World Las Vegas.
Katy was clearly getting into the Vegas swing ahead of her upcoming residency in the city. We can’t wait to see what she dishes out on stage . . .
Mimi's Strictly sights
RISING pop star Mimi Webb loved pal HRVY’s turn on Strictly – and won’t rule out taking part herself.
Her Top 20 single Good Without has more than 22million streams, and
Mimi told us: “My eyes are on the music prize but my mum has always loved Strictly and so do I, so I would grab it if the opportunity comes.”
Pugh’s got talent
BRIT actress turned Hollywood star Florence Pugh is resurrecting her singing career by releasing new music with singer-songwriter and actor brother Toby Sebastian.
The siblings have been in the studio together, and according to Game Of Thrones actor Toby: “Something spicy is cooking and coming to ya ears soon.”
Toby posted a video of them in the recording booth on his Instagram.
Before her big-screen fame Florence uploaded covers to YouTube, using the name Flossie Rose.
New string to bow
AFTER hosting the BAFTAs earlier this month, Edith Bowman has her sights set on a telly chat show.
The Scottish star, who made a name for herself on Radio 1, already has a successful podcast called Soundtracking with Edith Bowman.
Recent guests have included Riz Ahmed, Jamie Dornan and Ewan McGregor.
She said: “I love interviewing people, and I’m obsessed with music and movies, so it’s the perfect mix. It’s a really exciting time in my career. I feel very lucky.”
Move over Wossy . . .
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