Girls Aloud singer's not ashamed of past

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Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole is proud of her working class roots.

The singer, who grew up on an estate in Newcastle, thinks she’s come a long way. 

‘I am [a chav], thanks, and, yes, I would’ve have been one if I had not gone and become a popstar,’ she tells Metro. 

Cheryl, 25, shot to fame in 2002 when she won Popstars: The Rivals

She is married to Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole, 27.

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