Cheryl Cole Talks Meeting Beyoncé In Our Video Interview: 'I Totally Embarrassed Myself!'

23 April 2013 by

Oh, that Cheryl Cole. She might be a top notch pop star but she's just like us. When Grazia Daily met the 29-year-old in London last week, it wasn't long before we were nattering about shopping on the high-street and spilling nail varnish down your dress. Yes, Chezza has become our dream bezzie - and not just because we want to raid her wardrobe.

Cheryl looks glossier than ever when we meet, wearing a colourblock sheath dress by Marissa Webb topped off with a pair of killer spiked heels and lashings of chocolate brown hair. She's just got back from holiday - 'it was blissful,' she sighs - so her skin is golden and glowing, but it's her eyes that light up when we go for a trip down memory lane.

In celebration of her autobiography, My Story, going from hardback to paperback, we asked the starlet to talk through the highlights of her career. It began back in 2002 when a Geordie lass called Cheryl Tweedy auditioned for Popstars: The Rivals. 'I was really innocent and naive,' she says of her first moment in the spotlight. And what advice would she give her 18-year-old self? 'Change your outfit. Change your hair.' And look how far she's come!

Onto her heady days on The X Factor (of the UK variety, that is) and Cheryl can't help gushing about her musical idols. Yep, she has girl crushes just like us. 'I love how Beyoncé is empowering as a woman. She’s about sisterhood and that’s quite rare these days.' You'll remember Queen B made a special appearance for the show's final in 2008 - the year that Cheryl took Alexander Burke to victory. So what was it like to meet her? 'I totally embarrassed myself, I’m sure she doesn’t want to see me again!' We find that hard to believe, Chez.

You can watch the first part of our exclusive interview with Cheryl above and stayed tuned for two - yes, TWO! - more parts coming your way later this week - the 'Call My Name' singer dishes on working in Hollywood, her red carpet disasters and saying goodbye to Girls Aloud. Until then, take a look at Chezza's greatest style moments in the gallery below...

Cheryl: My Story (Harpercollins, £7.99) is available from

Cheryl Cole at the Edinburgh X-Factor auditions – July 1, 2014

Cheryl Cole at the Newcastle X Factor Auditions – June 26, 2014

Cheryl Cole at the London X Factor Auditions – June 24, 2014

Cheryl Cole at the Capital Summertime Ball – June 21, 2014

Cheryl Cole at the London X Factor Auditions – June 20, 2014

Cheryl Cole at the Manchester X Factor Auditions – June 16, 2014

Cheryl Cole at Radio 1 – June 2, 2014

Cheryl Cole at Kiss FM – May 30, 2014

Cheryl Cole at the de Grisogono 'Fatale In Cannes' party – May 20, 2014

Cheryl Cole attends the 'Foxcatcher' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival- May 2014

Cheryl Cole announces her return to the X Factor judging panel in London- March 2014

Cheryl Cole attends the launch party for Kimerley Walsh 'A Whole Lot Of History' in London - September 2013

Cheryl Cole in Zuhair Murad at 'Jimmy P. Psychotherapy of Plains Indian' film premiere, 66th Cannes Film Festival - 18 May 2013

Girls Aloud end of tour party, in Manchester, March 2013

Girls Aloud at the BBC Maida Vale studios in London, December 2012

Cheryl Cole in Balmain at Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball, The O2 Arena, London - 08 Dec 2012

Girls Aloud press conference - October 2012

Cheryl Cole and Tre Holloway at Zuma restaurant, London, October 2012

'The Jonathan Ross Show' in London, September 2012

Capital FM Summertime Ball in London, June 2012

Cheryl Cole at 'What To Expect When You're Expecting' film premiere, London - 22 May 2012

Cheryl Cole at 'Amour' film premiere, 65th Cannes Film Festival - 20 May 2012

A Million Lights Tour, October 2012

A Million Lights Tour, October 2012

A Million Lights Tour, October 2012

A Million Lights Tour, October 2012

Rose Club, London, August 2012

Radio 1, London, June 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Concert at Buckingham Palace, London, June 2012

The X Factor

GAY, London

Berlin, June 2012

Wearing Miu Miu apple earrings at the BBC, May 2012

At The X Factor US auditions, May 2011

On The X Factor in Julien MacDonald

The X Factor

Performing on The X Factor in Julien MacDonald

On The X Factor is Julien MacDonald

On stage

On stage

On stage

On a night out wearing Julien MacDonald

With Nicola Roberts at Julien Macdonald's catwalk show


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