Footballer Ashley Cole said to have likened dancer Derek Hough to Only Fools And Horses character

Cheryl Cole‘s estranged husband Ashley has reportedly given Derek Hough the jokey nickname Del Boy.

The footballer is said to have compared the dancer with the Only Fools And Horses character while out with his Chelsea teammates at London’s Chinawhite on Wednesday night.  

Ashley and the lads came up with the name after seeing how cosy Derek is getting – making himself at home with Cheryl,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror.

‘They call him “Del Boy” after the wheeler dealer because of how quickly he moved in with Cheryl. Whenever Derek‘s name comes up in a conversation, Ash is not impressed.’

Cheryl, 27, and Dancing With The Stars winner Derek, 25, are currently on holiday in the States following her battle with malaria.

The Girls Aloud singer dined with the dancer at LA’s Nobu restaurant yesterday. 

Cheryl split from Ashley, 29, in February following allegations he cheated on her. 

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