Cheryl cole's friends are sure new boyfriend Derek Hough is good for her

Piers Morgan is delighted that Cheryl Cole is back on her feet and looking stunning.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge reckons sexy new dancer boyfriend, Derek Hough, is to thank for putting the sparkle back to Cheryl‘s eyes, after a year of heartbreak and illness.

‘[Derek] is charming, and very, very protective of Cheryl,’ says Piers.

‘[Cheryl‘s eyes] were sad and lonely last time I saw her in June. Now they’re sparkling again.’

Other celebrity friends have also noticed the change in the singer, as she gets her life back on track after the breakdown of her marriage to Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole and her hospitalisation with malaria.

X Factor winner Joe McElderry, 19, who Cheryl mentored on the show, thinks Derek, 25, is doing her a power of good.

‘I went to see Cheryl perform in London and she was dancing with Derek,’ says Joe.

‘Afterwards backstage, he was so sweet and caring around her. He’s obviously her rock. They’ve become really close – he’s perfect for her. ‘

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