Cheryl's been planning motherhood for a LONG time

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Parents-to-be Cheryl and Liam Payne are VERY busy people – Liam’s part of the biggest boy band in the world and is currently recording his new solo album. While Cheryl’s got heaps of her own business ventures AND her own charity!

Phew.

So with baby Chiam expected any day now (eeek) we totally wouldn’t blame the pop star duo for getting a bit of help with their little one – after all, they have a whole empire to run.

But it turns out that 33-year-old Chez is NOT keen on the idea of hiring a nanny and has previously spoken out about being a hands-on parent.

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And she’s been thinking about becoming a mum ever since she married ex-hubby Ashley Cole, writing in the 2008 Girls Aloud autobiography Dreams That Glitter: ‘Once I’ve had a child I’m always going to be a mother and that is sacred; to me that’s what life is about.

‘It’s what I’m doing this for – for my future with my family.’ AW!

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Unfortunately for the rest of us, after months of waiting for Chez to return to the spotlight it looks like we’re all going to have a little while longer for the former X Factor judge to re-emerge as she also added: ‘I want to be at the point where I can take a year, 18 months, off.

‘I want them to wake up and ask for me, not a nanny.

‘That would break my heart.’

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne

Cheryl previously opened up about parenthood in her autobiography

The star and her 1D boyfriend, Liam have never actually confirmed their pregnancy but Chezza finally went public with her pregnancy when she posed with her HUGE tum for a L’Oreal ad campaign.

Meanwhile, Liam’s been gushing about his girlfriend recently telling Rollacoaster magazine he’s ‘literally living out his dream.’

The 23-year-old added: ‘Obviously I have the most ­beautiful girlfriend in the world and she’s absolutely amazing. She’s been my dream girl since I was younger. She’s so ace.’

How cute is that? Still no word on that baby though…