Cheryl is a big Beyonce fan

Cheryl Cole has been reminiscing with Instagram fans about meeting Beyoncé Knowles.

The Girls Aloud star met Bey, 32, when the Drunk In Love singer performed on the X Factor final with Chezza‘s act Alexandra Burke back in 2008.

Cheryl, 30, shared a cute picture of the trio together to celebrate #throwbackthursday yesterday and couldn’t hide her admiration for Beyoncé.

‘#Tbt me Alex and 👑🐝🙌,’ Cheryl captioned the photo, using emoticons to call her idol ‘queen bee’.

The petite singer shows off her figure in a cut-out dress while 25-year-old Alex – who went on to win the show after performing with Bey – gives a big grin.

Cheryl has always been a huge fan of Beyoncé and once admitted that she’d be too intimidated to approach her if they were on the red carpet together.

‘[I’d be starstruck if I met] Beyoncé. Definitely,’ Cheryl told Notebook last year.

‘I don’t think I would dare walk anywhere near her. I think I’d just admire her until she got out of sight.

‘She’s just so breathtaking.’

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Anna Francis