The former Hollyoaks star keen to arrange a date

Ex-Hollyoaks star Ricky Whittle is more than happy to hook up with Cheryl Cole after discovering she’s a bit of a fan.

Cheryl saw pictures of Ricky and thought he was really fit,’ our source reveals. ‘She was laughing with a friend who knows him that she thinks he’s “dope”.’

Cheryl, 28, is yet to meet Ricky, who’s been living in the US since quitting the soap last year.

But Now told him about Cheryl’s crush.

The 30-year-old, who’s set to star in VH1 comedy Single Ladies, tells us: ‘Wow. I’m honoured. I’ve always thought she was beautiful.

‘We’ve never met but I’m back in the UK next week for a friend’s wedding, so maybe she could be my date.’

He laughs: ‘No, seriously…  call me, Cheryl!’

Read the full story about Cheryl Cole in Now magazine dated 28 May 2012 – out now!

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