Ashley gets passionate about a video game instead

Ashley Cole has already replaced ex-wife Cheryl Cole – with a video game.

The Chelsea defender has got hooked on shoot ’em up war game Call Of Duty which began on a PC but can now be played on consoles and handhelds.

Ashley has really put in the hours since he got the latest Call Of Duty game, Black Ops,’ says a source.

‘Every chance he gets he’s on his console, which is why he’s turned into a top-ranked player.

‘He gives his friends stick if they’re not as good as him.’

Ashley, 29, and Cheryl, 27, ended their four-year marriage in September after the football star played away.

But now he hasn’t got so many free evenings for for clubbing and chasing women.

‘Some nights it can go into the early hours of the morning,’ the source tells The Sun, ‘but time just seems to pass by without anybody noticing.’

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