The couple plan to bunk up together in one of LA's hottest locations

Derek Hough is reported to have shelled out £400,000 for a Hollywood love nest to share with Cheryl Cole.

Dancer Derek, 25, viewed a series of potential homes before settling on a luxurious, modern, 1,700sq ft apartment in one of Los Angeles’s trendiest areas.

Derek looked long and hard before picking this apartment and must have viewed more than 20 places,’ reveals an insider.

Cheryl, 27, gave the flat the thumbs-up when she viewed it in November. It will be the couple’s new base while the singer works at launching her career Stateside.

On the doorstep of some of LA’s top fashion houses and major film and TV studios, the chic new pad has two bedrooms.

Cheryl can’t wait to move in with Derek and is ­delighted with the apartment he has picked,’ the source tells the Sunday Mirror.

‘This is going to be a new chapter for them both.’

Style icon Cheryl is expected to be on the judges’ panel when The X Factor in the US begins filming in May.

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