Tre is keen for mum Shirley to hang out with Cheryl

Cheryl Cole‘s boyfriend Tre Holloway is flying his mum Shirley to the UK so she can get to know the Geordie singer.

The couple are hoping to impress Shirley by taking her on a sightseeing trip around London.

‘He can’t wait for the three of them to take in the tourist sites,’ says a source.

‘There have been jokes about closing off Madame Tussauds for a visit to Cheryl‘s waxwork.’

Tre has already met Cheryl‘s mum Joan Callaghan – who the star is very close to – and the pair are said to have got on well.

But Joan reportedly banned Tre from asking Cheryl, 29, to marry him over the festive period after he told her he was thinking about popping the question.

Tre called her and said he wanted to propose to Cheryl when they are in America. He wanted to do it on Christmas Day, but Joan refused to give her blessing,’ an insider tells The Sun.

‘She’s warming to Tre but there’s no way she’s going to let another man take Cheryl down the aisle so quickly.’

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Anna Duff